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The Raymond Carver Short Story Contest

The Raymond Carver Short Story Contest 2022

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the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest is one of the most renowned fiction contests in the world. Featuring prominent guest judges and offering $3000 across five prizes, the contest delivers exciting new fiction from writers all over the world. Prizewinners will have a publication opportunity in Carve Magazine’s annual fall issue in October.


  • Prizes: $2000 (1st), $500 (2nd), $250 (3rd), and two $125 (Editor’s Choice).
  • Winning stories will be read by three literary agents:
    • Nat Sobel from Sobel-Weber Associates
    • Erin Harris from Folio Literary Management
    • Viola Hayden from Curtis Brown UK.
  • Also, honorable mentions and semi-finalists will be available online for up to 6 months.
  • All work submitted will also be considered for non-contest publication.

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Entry Guidelines

  • Entry Fee: $17.
  • One short story per entry. No limit to the number of entries.
  • The story must be previously unpublished (including online).
  • 10,000 maximum word count.
  • Raymond Carver accepts entries from anywhere in the world, but the story must be in English.
  • Only literary fiction is eligible.
  • Winners of the past two Raymond Carver and Prose & Poetry contests are ineligible.
  • Submit online: no cover page or author info in the document. All readings are anonymous.



Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline15 May,2022
FieldShort Story
Open toliterary fiction
OrganizerCarve Magazine
Contact the organizerhttps://us10.list-manage.com/contact-form?form_id=97acfefac106cbeb765ac6719a80abf9&u=a86be692d45b06a16b50ae8aa



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