A prize of $10,000 and publication by Hub City Press is given annually for a short story collection. Writers who have not published a book in any genre and who have lived in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, or West Virginia for two consecutive years are eligible. ZZ Packer will judge. Using only the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 140 to 220 pages (no story should exceed 15,000 words) with a $25 entry fee by April 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Hub City Press, C. Michael Curtis Short Story Book Prize, 186 West Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306. (864) 577-9349. Meg Reid, Prize Coordinator.