2013 Short Story Contest
Ten finalists selected by the staff of Grateful Steps will be included in an electronic anthology to be released via Barnes and Noble.com, the Kindle store, and the Apple iBookstore. Finalists will receive a hard copy.
The winning contestant and the runner-up will have the opportunity to read their work at an awards event in October 2013.
The winning contestant will receive $300.
❧ The entry should be a short story of no more than 5000 words.
❧ The entry deadline is 11:59 pm on July 31, 2013.
❧ Entries must be previously unpublished and must be the original work of the en- trant. Only one entry per person.
❧ The entry fee is $25. Payment may be made via the Paypal button below or by check made out to Grateful Steps Foundation and mailed to 159 S. Lexington Ave., Asheville, NC 28801. All entry fees must be received no later than 11:59 on July 31, 2013. Payment should include the entrant’s name and the title of his or her story.
❧ All entries should be submitted in the body of an e-mail addressed to
❧ The entry e-mail should include:
The entrant’s name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.
A word count of the submitted short story (at 6 characters/word, including spaces and punctuation).
The contestant’s short story in the body of the e-mail.
❧ Entry in the contest will constitute permission to publish the submitted entry in the contest anthology. Entrants will maintain all other rights.
❧ Grateful Steps employees and their family members are ineligible to enter.
A first round of judging will be done by our in-house panel, with finalists to be judged by Cathy Mitchell. Winners will be notified by e-mail by September 14, 2013. All contestants will receive a list of finalists by e-mail by September 21.
Click on the link below to download the 2012 Short Story bookDrowning Allison and Other Short StoriesDrowning Allison and Other Short Stories Kindle Version