The Drapers Guild Seventh Short Story Contest is now open. For this contest we are asking for stories that fit the theme "Fiction about a Stranger." We are looking for
The Drapers Guild Seventh Short Story Contest is now open. For this contest we are asking for stories that fit the theme “Fiction about a Stranger.”
We are looking for fiction, set in the present time, about a person you have seen, but whom you do not know. Make up a story about a figure glimpsed on the street, for example, or a shopper ahead of you in a check-out line, or someone you shared an elevator with, etc. We want to read fiction that does not contain autobiographical details.
Note: If you already have a story in your files that you think would fit, feel free to submit it. Just keep in mind that our judge, Samuel Reifler, has a keen nose for autobiographical details.
Further details may be found on our website.
Instead of setting a deadline, The Drapers Guild closes each contest and chooses a winner after 15 stories have been received. Therefore, the November 1, 2020 deadline (required by the Almond Press submissions form) is flexible.