The Larry Brown Short Story Award
We’re pleased to announce the sixth annual Larry Brown Short Story Award. The winners will receive the following prizes: 1st $500 USD, 2nd $50 USD, 3rd $50 USD, and 4th and 5th will receive a copy of the book Tiny Love: The Complete Stories by Larry Brown. Each prize winner will be published in the January 2022 issue of Pithead Chapel.
2021 Guest Judge: Gabino Iglesias
Please read the guidelines carefully before submitting
- The contest is open from August 1st to October 31st of each year
- The submitted story must be less than 4,000 words
- No previously published work will be considered
- The writer’s name and contact information should only appear within the cover letter box in Submittable; submissions will be judged blindly by our guest judge
- Again, no identifying information should appear on the submitted manuscript pages
- There’s a $10 entry fee for each story submission. A discounted submission category is open to BIPOC writers.
- Writers can submit multiple entries; however, each entry must be submitted separately and each entry requires an entry fee and cover letter with an address and phone number
- Simultaneous submissions are fine; however, please withdraw the story immediately if it’s accepted elsewhere
- The winners and honorable mentions will be notified by December 15th, 2021, and the prize money will be awarded the day after publication on January 2nd, 2022
- Those selected as honorable mentions will have the chance to be published alongside the winning selections in the January 2022 issue of Pithead Chapel