Closing date for entries is 4th April 2016 at midnight (EST).
Entrants must be 16 years old or over.
The maximum length of submissions is 2,000 words, but there is no minimum length.
Stories can be can of any genre, but must focus on a central theme of rejection.
The LitRejections Short Story Prize is open to all published and unpublished writers. There is no geographical restriction on entry.
Writers may format their work in the way they feel is most appropriate.
Please include your name and contact details on your submission.
Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and must never have been previously published, in print or online (including self-published, magazines, journals, websites, blogs, social network sites), or broadcast or won a prize in another writing competition. Any entry found to have been plagiarized will be disqualified. Simultaneous submissions are welcome – but please let us know as soon as possible if a story is to be published elsewhere or has won a prize in another writing competition.
All entrants must agree to have their work published on the LitRejections.com website for a period of 1 year. However, the writer will be free to remove their story from the site at any stage during this year if they wish to. Authors will retain worldwide copyright on their work (including film and dramatic rights) but LitRejections has first publication rights to publish the shortlisted stories in both print and ebook formats should they choose to.
LitRejections will not comment on individual stories or give feedback on individual stories.
The LitRejections Short Story Prize longlist will be announced on the LitRejections.com website on Tuesday 7th June 2016 at 2pm (EST) and the LitRejections Short Story Prize Top 3 Prize Winners will be posted on the LitRejections.com website on Monday 27th June 2016 at 2pm (EST)
Any entrant wishing to withdraw a story from the LitRejections Short Story Prize before the closing date and time of midnight (EST) 4th April 2016 will receive a full refund. Please contact us by email. We will not be able to refund any withdrawn stories after the closing date and time of midnight (EST) 4th April 2016.
Entry implies an acceptance of all the LitRejections Short Story Prize rules. Entries that fail to comply with the entry rules and requirements may be disqualified.