The Delmarva Review Short Story Prize

Attention all writers. A new short story contest, with three cash prizes, seeks your best new writing. The first place prize is $500 cash. The winning story will be published in The Delmarva Review, in 2012. Second place wins $200, and third place wins $100.

The contest seeks evocative, powerful, literary fiction that exemplifies great story telling and appeals to a wide literary audience. New, previously unpublished stories, from 2,500 to 5,000 words, will be considered from September 1 to November 1, 2011. The judge, to remain anonymous until the contest concludes, is an award winning author and writing instructor.

Winners will be announced in January 2012. An administrative fee of $15 must be received for each entry. All interested writers should see the guidelines, under “Contest,” on The Delmarva Review website

The contest is made possible by an anonymous gift matched by The Delmarva Review’s sponsor, the Eastern Shore Writers Association (ESWA), to encourage new and exciting literary fiction.

The Delmarva Review, now in its fourth year as a literary journal, has published original prose and poetry from 69 authors in 16 states, the District of Columbia, and five other countries. Twelve have been nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize. The next issue will be published by October.

The Eastern Shore Writers Association is a nonprofit organization supporting writers and the literary arts across the tri-state Delmarva Peninsula. It’s website is

See The Delmarva Review website for additional information on the “Contest,” or send an email to:; or write: Contest, The Delmarva Review, P.O. Box 544, St. Michaels, MD 21663.