Ends on April 2, 2019

$15.00 USD

The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park, Illinois is looking for your best short story. This call for submissions is for the Foundation's HEMINGWAY SHORTS CONTEST.

Ten (10) finalists along with one grand prize winner ($500 monetary award) will be chosen, and with the authors' agreement, will be published in our 4th edition of the literary journal HEMINGWAY SHORTS. We will announce the grand prize winner's name and recognized all ten (10) finalists at our Annual Foundation Benefit event.


Applicants must submit their work through Submittable only. The submission fee is a non-refundable $15.00. Applicants are required to provide (a) the title of their submission, (b) author’s name, (c) street address; (d) phone number and (e) email on their submission text. Submissions must be:

●              Double-spaced using the Times Roman font at 12pt in doc or docx formats only.

●              The story should be no longer than 1,500 words in English only.

Short stories only. No plays, No poems. One submission per entrant. (Please send what you believe to be your best work.) Previously submitted or previously published material is not permitted. Simultaneously submitted work is allowed, but if the work is accepted for another contest or publication, it is the entrant's responsibility to alert the Hemingway Foundation.  

The deadline for submissions is April 2, 2019 (no exceptions) 

Failure to adhere to these guidelines will mean disqualification.