Guidelines for the 2020 HVWG Short Fiction Contest

The HVWG writing contest alternates genres annually. This year’s contest is short fiction. Winners will be awarded cash prizes and invited to read their winning piece at a special meeting TBD.

Eligibility: All contestants must be residents of New York State. Current members of the HVWG Board and their families are not eligible.

  • Entries must be postmarked between April 2 and June 30, 2020
  •  Identification/contact information MUST NOT appear anywhere on the submission. Cover letter should include the following: Name, address, phone number, e-mail address, title of submission and word count. Submit 4 copies of up to three stories, each story requires an entry fee, through the mail, and an SASE if you would like a hard copy of results. Submissions will not be returned. All entrants will be notified of winners by e-mail or SASE. Results will also be posted on our website at:
  • All submissions must be typed, double-spaced, 12-pt. standard font such as Cambria, Calibri or Times New Roman. Submissions must be previously unpublished. 5,000 word limit. Longer pieces will not be considered.

For more information please contact Faith Green at Mail submissions with entry fee(s) to: HVWG Short Fiction Contest, c/o Faith Green, 25B Patterson Drive, Glenmont, NY. 12077.

Entry fee: $15. for non-members of HVWG, $10. for members. Make checks payable to HVWG and include with submission.

1st prize: $100
2nd prize: $75
3rd prize: $50
3 Honorable mentions: $20 ea.

1 thought on “Guidelines for the 2020 HVWG Short Fiction Contest”

  1. Sounds great, but what is the word count requirement? I’m also unclear about “submit 4 copies of up to three stories.” Thank you.

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