General Guidelines for the 2016 Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction:

  1. $2,000 will be awarded for the best short story, which will be published in the fall/winter 2016 issue of Colorado Review.
  2. This year’s final judge is Gish Jen; friends and students (current & former) of the judge are not eligible to compete, nor are Colorado State University employees, students, or alumni.
  3. Entry fee is $15 per story; there is no limit on the number of entries you may submit.
  4. Stories must be previously unpublished.
  5. There are no theme restrictions, but stories must be at least 10 pages (or 2500 words) but no more than 50 pages (12,500 words).
  6. All manuscripts must be typed and double-spaced.
  7. Contest opens December 1, 2015.
  8. Deadline is the postmark of March 14, 2016.
  9. Winner will be announced by July 2016.
  10. All submissions will be considered for publication.
  11. You do not need to be a Colorado or US resident to enter.

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