MM Annual Short Story Contest
Marquette Monthly has hosted an annual Short Story Contest since 1990. It is open to all U.P. fiction writers. A $250 cash prize is awarded to the author of the winning entry, which is also published in the MM.
• All entries must be works of fiction no longer than 2,500 words, never before published, in 12-point Times font, typed and double-spaced
• The author’s name, address and phone number, plus the story’s word count, should be typed on a cover sheet ONLY. The author’s name should not appear on any page of the actual story
• The contest is open to Upper Peninsula residents only
• A $5 entry fee (check or money order) must accompany the submission
• One submission per writer
• Entries will not be returned
• The winning story will be published in the April issue of Marquette Monthly. MM purchases first North American Serial Rights (the author is free to seek further publication and retains copyright)
The deadline is January 31 of each year.
(postmarks or deliveries after this date cannot be accepted)
Send your short story to:
Short Story Contest
810 N. Third St.
Marquette, MI 49855