Good Housekeeping Contest


How it Works: Submit a short story, no longer than 3,500 words, to Your story should reflect an aspect of women’s lives today. Please include the title of your story in the subject line. Submission must be an original work of fiction, not previously published or a finalist for any other prize or award. Please include your full name, address, daytime phone number, and e-mail address.

Eligibility: Contest is open to anyone age 21 or older who is a legal resident of the United States or the District of Columbia.

Deadlines: All entries must be received by September 1, 2011. Only one entry per person is allowed. Submitted material cannot be returned or acknowledged. Winners will be notified by February 15, 2012. Decisions of the judging panel are final.

Prizes: One grand-prize winner will receive $3,000 and possible publication of the winning story in the May 2012 issue. Two runners-up will each receive $750 and may have their stories published on

Guest Judge: Elizabeth Berg, best-selling author of Once Upon a Time, There Was You and many other novels.