The Larry Brown Short Story Award

We’re pleased to announce the second annual Larry Brown Short Story Award. The winners will receive the following prizes: 1st place $250, 2nd place $75, and 3rd place $25. Each prize winner will be published in the January 2018 issue of Pithead Chapel.

2017 Guest Judge: TBA

Contest Guidelines

Please read the guidelines carefully before submitting

  • The contest is open from August 1st to October 31st of each year
  • The submitted story must be less than 4,000 words
  • No previously published work will be considered
  • The writer’s name and contact information should only appear on the cover letter; submissions will be judged blindly by our guest judge
  • Again, no identifying information should appear on the submitted manuscript pages
  • There’s a $10 entry fee for each story submission
  • Writers can submit multiple entries; however, each entry must be submitted separately and each entry requires an entry fee and cover letter with an address and phone number
  • The winners and honorable mentions will be notified by December 15th, 2017
  • Those selected as honorable mentions will have the chance to be published alongside the winning selection in the January 2018 issue of Pithead Chapel

2017 Guest Judge: TBA



Previous Awards

2016 Award Winner: Lucas Flatt

Previous Guest Judges

2016 Guest Judge: Kyle Minor