Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction

Philadelphia Stories is pleased to announce the Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction

Award $1,000
Judge: Elise Juska, author of One for Sorrow, Two for Joy; The Hazards of Sleeping Alone; and Getting Over Jack Wagner.

Special Contest Submission Guidelines: Previously unpublished works of fiction up to 8,000 words. There is a $10 reading fee for each story submitted. Multiple submissions will be accepted for the contest only. Simultaneous submissions are also accepted, however, we respectfully request that we be notified immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Authors currently residing in or originally from the United States are eligible. Submission period is June 15, 2009 to October 15, 2009. The winning story will be published in the Winter 2009/2010 issue of Philadelphia Stories. Submissions will only be accepted via the website. For specific guidelines please visit Philadelphia Stories complies with the ethical guidelines for contests set forth by the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses. All entrants will receive a complimentary one-year membership to Philadelphia Stories.

About Marguerite McGlinn

Marguerite McGlinn was the essay editor of Philadelphia Stories from 2004-2008. Her travel stories appeared in the New York Times, the Sun-Sentinel, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Los Angeles Times. She edited The Trivium: The LiberalArts of Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric (Paul Dry Books, 2002). Three of her short stories won places in “Writing Aloud,” a program of dramatic readings that matches contemporary fiction with professional actors. She was an adjunct instructor at Saint Joseph University in Philadelphia, and her story “The Sphinx” appeared in the Fall 2007 issue of Philadelphia Stories and the second volume of the Best of Philadelphia Stories (2009). The Marguerite McGlinn Fiction Prize is made possible by the generous support of the McGlinn family.

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