Bartleby Snopes 8th Annual Dialogue-Only Contest

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All initial submissions up to 2,000 words must be received by September 15, 2016. Winners will be announced by October 19, 2016. Compose a short story entirely of dialogue with no narration or tag lines for one $10 fee. No editors or judges receive any portion of the entry fees. The contest runs with a rolling rejection process. They always keep their five favorite stories. Contestants will be notified immediately if their story falls out of the top five and will be given the opportunity to resubmit. A minimum of $500 will be awarded, with at least $300 going to the grand-prize winner. The five finalists will also appear in Issue 15 of the magazine. For every entry over 50, an additional $5 will be added to the total prize money. Last year they awarded $1,900 with a $1,161 grand prize. Kathy Fish and Rebecca McDowell are the 2016 judges. No previously published work or simultaneous submissions permitted. All rights revert back to the author after publication. Go to www.bartlebysnopes.com for more information, previous years’ winning stories, and to submit.

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