The Saturday Evening Post Launches
2014 Great American Fiction Contest
Second Annual Search for America’s Next Noted Novelist to Join the Ranks of
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edgar Allan Poe and Kurt Vonnegut
Indianapolis (April 9, 2013)— F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic, The Great Gatsby, is once again celebrated in movie theaters this summer and as a contributor to The Saturday Evening Post Fitzgerald penned almost 70 short stories which defined an era. Now budding fiction writers across the country have the opportunity to contribute to one of the staples of American literature. The Post has announced its “2014 Great American Fiction Contest”. The competition offers aspiring writers the opportunity to have their work appear on the same hallowed pages as famous Post contributors John Steinback, William Faulkner, Kurt Vonnegut, Agatha Christie; Ray Bradbury, Louis L’Amour, Sinclair Lewis, Jack London; Anne Tyler; and Edgar Allan Poe.
“Writing is a passion for many of our readers, and the incentive to be published in The Saturday Evening Post brings out people’s best work. This competition serves as a reminder that in today’s world of rapidly evolving technology, there still is a place in our society for great writing and we are proud to showcase it,” said Editorial Director and Associate Publisher Steven Slon.
Sponsored by the nonprofit the Saturday Evening Post Society, the contest is designed to promote fiction and creative writing, while uncovering some of America’s great unpublished voices. The winning story will be published in the January/February 2014 issue of The Saturday Evening Post and on the magazine’s website. The winner will also be awarded $500, and five runners-up will receive $100 each and have their stories published online.
Entries must be character- or plot-driven stories in any genre of fiction that falls within the Post’s broad range of interests. Entrants must be previously unpublished authors (excluding personal websites and blogs) and stories must be 1,500-5,000 words in length. All submissions should be made electronically in Microsoft Word format with the author’s name, address, telephone number and email address on the first page. The Saturday Evening Post editorial staff in consultation with the magazine’s fiction advisory board will judge the stories. There is a $10 entry fee and all entries must be postmarked by July 1, 2013.
For more information or to submit a story, please visit saturdayeveningpost.com/fiction-contest.