Unlimited chances to win

Deadline – April 30; Award – up to $3,000 ($22 fee)

Unlimited chances to win

Welcome to the 31st annual Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest. Submit published or unpublished work. For this contest, a story is any short work of fiction, and an essay is any short work of nonfiction. Please submit as many entries as you like. All themes accepted. 

Entries may be published or unpublished. Length limit: 6,000 words. No restriction on age of author. 

First time entering? We prepared this brief video to guide you. See also our short entry checklist, then click the button below to submit.

For more information, visit https://winningwriters.com/our-contests/tom-howard-john-h-reid-fiction-essay-contest.