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2024 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction (Deadline: December 31)

The Press 53 Award for Short Fiction is awarded annually to an outstanding, unpublished short story collection. This competition is open to any writer 18 years of age and older, regardless of his/her/their publication history, provided the manuscript is written in English and the author lives in the United States or one of its territories.

Award: The winner of this competition will receive publication by Press 53, a $1,000 cash advance and 53 copies of the book. All prizes will be awarded upon publication. ​See guidelines.

Press 53 is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and has been finding and sharing remarkable voices since October 2005. With authors in thirty-six U.S. states, and more than 250 titles that have earned more than one hundred awards, we have secured a reputation as a quality publishing house of short fiction and poetry collections.