WriterHouse and C-VILLE Weekly invite you to submit a short work of creative fiction to Charlottesville’s annual writing contest. The final judge will be author Ann Beattie. One first prize winner will be awarded $500 and a one-year WriterHouse membership and one runner-up contestant will be awarded $250 and a one-year WriterHouse membership. The winning pieces will be published in an August edition of C-VILLE Weekly.

Contest guidelines:

Fiction: Stories with a beginning, middle and end.
Entrants must be eighteen years of age or older.
Entrants must be residents in the C-Ville distribution area.
Submissions accepted 05.01.16-06.14.16 (must be postmarked on or before 06.14.16).
3,000 Words maximum
Submissions accepted only by mail to: WriterHouse, P.O. Box 222, Charlottesville, VA. 22902.
Previously unpublished work only (“published” means print or online, including blogs)
12 point, Times New Roman, double spaced, paginated, Title in the header
The author’s name cannot appear anywhere in the document.
1 entry per person total
$10 Entry Fee payable by check, money order or cash.
No erotica

Include a cover letter with your contact information and the name of your story. 
Not open to staff or family of staff of C-VILLE Weekly, or WriterHouse Board, immediate Board family members, staff or 2016 instructors.
Please note: Failure to adhere to the guidelines automatically disqualifies entry, with no refund. Read guidelines carefully! If your questions are not answered above, email us at programs@writerhouse.org.