Title Rules

Submission Guidelines:

  • All submissions must be made electronically and in English.
  • Manuscript submissions must not be under contract or pending a publication offer at the time of entry deadline. Previously published works are accepted but their publication history must be included.
  • No entries will be accepted for: Poetry, Pornography, Picture Books, or stories with the focus on Religion or Politics.
  • Excessive violence or sex, determined by the judges, will result in disqualification.
  • Simultaneous submissions are permitted, however, it is mandatory that we know it is a simultaneous submission and we are contacted as soon as you have received an offer to publish from another source.
  • Contestants may enter more than one manuscript by paying an entry fee for each.
  • Each manuscript must be submitted separately.
  • All entries are to have a word count of 500 – 2,500. Word count excludes: Title, name and any biography.   Word count will be verified via wordcounter.net.
  • Submissions must be double-spaced, 12 point font (Times Roman or Courier), with one-inch margins, and approximately 25 lines per page.
  • Manuscript pages must be numbered in the header or footer.
  • The entrant’s name or identifying information must not appear on any manuscript page.  (This is to ensure the judges have no information about the author.)
  • Submissions should be in a .doc or .docx format. (All the major office suites include the ability to save in these formats.)
  • All entries are final. No revisions are accepted.


  • The decisions of the judges are final.
  • Manuscripts with identical scores will be reevaluated by the judges to determine ranking.
  • 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners with the overall high scores will have the first three places in the Anthology.


  • 1st place: $100.00 + Free LCRW one year membership + Anthology
  • 2nd place: $50.00 + Free LCRW one year membership + Anthology
  • 3rd place: Free LCRW one year membership + Anthology

The Anthology:

  • We are planning on publishing the top 20 to 25 stories. This may change without notice.
  • The Anthology will be published in major electronic formats.

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Who Can Enter:

The contest is open to everyone eighteen or older.

Entry Fees/Deadlines:

The entry fee for each manuscript is $8.  You will be automatically routed to PayPal when you have filled in the Submission form and press “Submit”. Contest starts January 1, 2018, and submission cutoff is midnight (Eastern Time) March 31, 2018.

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