2019 Short Story Contest!

First Prize - $150    Second Prize $100

All Winning stories will be published in our Best of 2019 Anthology!

Academy Arts Press  2019 Short Story Contest is designed to discover new voices in
fiction, while allowing less well-known writers an easy step toward publication.

First Prize Winner  will receive $150.00, and their story will be published on the
Academy Arts Press website for one month, as well as in Academy Arts Press Best of
2019 Anthology.

Second Prize Winnerwill receive $100.00, and their story will be published on the
Academy Arts Press website for one month, as well as in Academy Arts Press Best of
2019 Anthology.

Third Prize Winnerwill receive Two Free Books from the Academy Arts Press

We will publish the Top Ten or more stories (depending on page length) in the official
Academy Arts Press Best of 2019 Anthology.  All authors published in the collection
will receive a free copy of the book.

• Online Submissions only.

• Open to all genres of fiction. Previously unpublished, original works only.

• No adaptations of other people’s work will be accepted.

• All submissions must be double-spaced, and between 3 and 27 pages in length.

• Overt pornography, or stories that advocate or encourage violence toward anyethnicity, nationality or political group will not be considered.

• No limit to the number of stories each author may submit. However, each
submission must be accompanied by a separate Submission Fee.

• Stories submitted must be attached as a .pdf or Word document. No links,
Google docs, or other format will be accepted.

2019 Short Story Contest!

Early Deadline: April 30, 2019.
Early Deadline Fee: $15.00 per story.

Regular Deadline: October 1, 2019.
Regular Deadline Fee: $20.00 per story.

Late Deadline: December 15, 2019.
Late Deadline Fee: $24.00 per story.

Stories should be submitted as WORD or pdf. files to vin@academyarts.comprior to our new Late Deadline of December 15, 1019.

Please include the following in the body of your email:

Author’s Full Name:
Phone Number:
Story Title:
Number of Pages:

Attach your story to the email as a .pdf or Microsoft Word document only.

By Submitting to the Academy Arts Press 2019 Short StoryContest you acknowledge the following:

You are the sole originator of this story, and that no other person, publisher or entityhas any claims or rights to this story.

Youacknowledge that Academy Arts Entertainment, Academy Arts Press and their personnel havea long history of creative storytelling, with hundreds of works across various formats, and thatthey may have developed, or are developing a similar idea or concept to my story.

If your story is selected for inclusion in the Best of 2019 Anthology, you will grant one-timepublishing rights for that publication only.

You retain complete ownership rights to your story, as well as any film, recording or other media version of your story that may follow. 

You agree to inform Academy Arts Press immediately, if any other publishing offersarise before this anthology goes into publication.

All other rights to the story remain with you.

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