Thursday, July 16, 2009

Good Housekeeping Short Story Contest

A wonderful opportunity for writers! Good luck!

Enter your fictional story for a chance to win $3,000 and be published in the May 2010 issue of Good Housekeeping.

How it works: E-mail your story (no longer than 3,500 words) with "GH Short Story Contest" in the subject line to Your story should focus on the lives of women today. Your submission must be an original work of fiction, not previously published, or a finalist for any other prize or award.

Please include your full name, address, daytime phone number, and e-mail address. Your story MUST be submitted as a .doc attachment or in the body of the email. Any other format will not be read.

Eligibility: The contest is open to anyone, age 21 or older, who is a legal resident of the United States or District of Columbia.

Deadlines: Manuscripts will be accepted beginning June 5, 2009. All entries must be received by September 15, 2009. Only one entry per person allowed. Submitted material cannot be returned or acknowledged. Winners will be notified in December 2009. Decisions of the judging panel are final.

Prizes: One grand-prize winner will receive $3,000 and possible publication of the winning story in the May 2010 issue. Two runners-up will each receive $750 and may have their stories published on

Guest judge: Jodi Picoult, author of My Sister's Keeper, Nineteen Minutes, Handle with Care, and other best-sellers.

Read the official contest rules


i beati said...

I'm going to try

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Oh, you should! Good luck, Sandy!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the heads up, Petra! K.

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

You're most welcome, K.! :))

jay said...

Darn it - I got all excited for a minute, but you're talking about the US Good Housekeeping, aren't you? I'm not eligible! Waaaaaah!!!

Thanks for the link though. LOL!

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

I know, Jay! It is a disappointent. I've seen contests which are only open to certain states! Why? I have no idea!

ChaChaneen said...

Hi there, just catching up on your posts. Such lovely wedding photo's of your nephew! Was the wedding in the tropics or locally at a resort? Just beautiful!

How sweet of you to share the writers contest ~ you are a blessing! Hope your enjoying your summer PM!

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Thank you, Janeen! :))