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Yemassee Short Fiction Contest


Here’s an announcement from Zack O’Neill, a former colleague of mine from graduate school, who is currently at U of South Carolina:

Yemassee, the University of South Carolina’s literary journal, announces an extension in the deadline of the William Richey Short Fiction Contest.

Submit a short story or novel excerpt of up to 10,000 words with a $10 entry fee by December 15th. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication in Yemassee. Two runners-up will receive $100 each, and ten additional finalists will be listed on our website. All entries will be considered for publication.

The winner and runners-up will be selected by author David Bajo, whose novel Panopticon is now available from Unbridled Books (October, 2010). For more information on David Bajo, visit:

How to enter

Entries (and fees) may be submitted via submishmash at:

Or mailed to:


William Richey Short Fiction Contest

Department of English

University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC. 29208

Checks should be made payable to Educational Foundation/English Literary Magazine Fund.

Multiple submissions are accepted (with a separate fee for each entry, and a separate SASE if submitted via regular mail). Simultaneous submissions are also accepted, but please inform us if the piece is accepted elsewhere and note that entry fees will not be refunded if the submission is withdrawn.

For more information on the contest and Yemassee, please visit

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