The Warren Adler Short Story Contest
2010 Contest Theme: Short Fiction in Varied Genres
Submit Your Stories Now!
Following the success of the 2009 Warren Adler Short Story Contest, Mr. Adler is sponsoring another international competition. The theme is simply short fiction in all of its varied genres. We are looking for original, imaginative pieces featuring compelling characters and creative plots. Whether you specialize in mainstream fiction, romance, horror, fantasy, science-fiction, satire, mystery, or any of their subcategories, we want to read your work.
Entries must not exceed 2,500 words. Stories from all the points of the globe will be considered provided that they are written in English. Mr. Adler will select which story will be awarded the Grand Prize of $1,000.
Although Mr. Adler will have already chosen the winner, the five finalists' stories will be posted on the Warren Adler website. The People's Choice winner will be determined by public voting. Warren Adler's top choice, along with the People's Choice winner, will be announced.
Submissions will be accepted until April 11, 2010. The entry fee is $15.
Five cash prizes will be awarded.
1st Prize: $1000
People's Choice Prize $500
Remaining finalists receive $150 each
Authors retain worldwide publishing rights.
A $15 fee in advance is required for each story submission.
Each story can be no longer than 2,500 words and must be written in English and previously unpublished
To submit your story please visit