Bucks County Community College has announced that their annual Short Story Contest is seeking local story writers for prizes and recognition.
The Bucks County Short Fiction Contest is looking for entrees to their Fall 2022 competition. Eligible contests must be Bucks County residents who are 18 or older, and are not employees of the community college. The top three winners will receive gift card prizes of $200, $100, and $50.
Winners will have an opportunity to share their work at a celebratory reading in November with final judge, novelist Margarita Montimore, author of the new book “Acts of Violet”.
The deadline for the competition is noontime on Oct. 13. All stories must be previously unpublished and are to be submitted online. The contest receives funding and administrative support from the college’s Department of Language and Literature department.
Montimore was born in the Soviet Union and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She received her BFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. She then worked for more than a decade in publishing and social media before focusing on writing full-time. Currently, she lives in New Jersey with her husband and dog.
For additional information, check out the community college’s guidelines for the Short Fiction Contest.