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Craft Literary First Chapter Contest

Deadline: June 30

The 2022 CRAFT First Chapters Contest, for unpublished first chapters of book-length projects up to 5,000 words, will be awarded in December 2022. The top three entries will be selected by Guest Judge Maisy Card. The winner will receive a $2,000 award. Runners-up will receive a $500 award and $300 award respectively for the second- and third-place finalists. The top three stories will be published in CRAFT, each accompanied by an introduction by the guest judge and an author’s note (craft essay) by the three winning writers. DEADLINE JUNE 30. More information here.