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Beloit Fiction Journal

Hamlin Garland Award for the Short Story

Accepting Submissions for 2018 Award

$2,000 and publication will be awarded to the top unpublished story on any theme.  The judge for this year’s contest is Rebecca Makkai, author of Music for Wartime.  Postmark deadline of December 10, 2017.

Submitting an Entry

Send entries and self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

Chris Fink, editor
Beloit Fiction Journal
Beloit College, 700 College Street, Beloit, WI, 53511

Alternatively, entries may be submitted electronically via Submittable

A reading fee of $20 must accompany each entry. Please make checks payable to Beloit Fiction Journal or pay entry fee through Submittable.

  • One story per entry/multiple entries OK.
  • Maximum 7,000 words.
  • All entrants will be considered for publication.
  • The award may be split at the judge’s discretion.