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2023 HVWG Short Fiction Contest

The Hudson Valley Writers Guild is happy to announce that submissions are now open for the 2023 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 the HVWG Annual Meeting in November.

New for this year, we are breaking up the contest into different levels:

  • Micro Fiction – up to 25 words
  • Flash Fiction – up to 250 words
  • Short Fiction – up to 750 words


  • Open to all writers – HVWG members and non-members
  • Current HVWG board members and their families are not eligible


  • Entries must be received by June 30, 2023 at 11:59 PM
  • Identification/contact information MUST NOT appear anywhere on the submission
  • All entrants will be notified of winners by e-mail
  • Submissions must be previously unpublished

Entry fee

  • $15. for non-members of HVWG
  • $10. for members


  • Best Overall Entry: $100
  • Best Micro Fiction: $75
  • Best Flash Fiction: $75
  • Best Short Fiction: $75

Click here to submit your work to the 2023 HVWG Short Fiction Contest