Writers age 40+

  • Entries of literary fiction accepted March 1 - 31, 2017 ONLY. Submissions before or after these dates will not be read. Reading fee $22.
  • This year's contest is for writers 40 and over (born in 1977 or earlier).
  • All entries will be considered for publication in bosque. Previous winners of this contest are not eligible to enter.
  • Send no more than one story per entry. Each story must not exceed 5000 words. Multiple entries are acceptable, provided that a separate reading fee is sent for each.
  • Novel excerpts are acceptable but should be self-contained.
  • Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but the contest fee is non-refundable if the submission is withdrawn. Please notify Bosque Press as soon as possible if a submitted story is accepted elsewhere.
  • Previously published works and works accepted for publication elsewhere cannot be considered. Bosque's definition of publishing includes electronic publishing.
  • Electronic submissions only. Please read the following instructions carefully before submitting.