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Novel Slices: Novel Excerpt Contest (Deadline October 31)

Five equal, first-place winners will each receive $1,000 ($5,000 total) and publication in the latest issue. See complete guidelines.

We only publish novel excerpts.

Some magazines and journals take excerpts, but they want them twisted and crammed into the shape of a short story.

We’re dedicated to real excerpts that feel like they come from novels we want to read — they may pop us into the action and leave us hanging at the end.