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 Guidelines For Toronto Talk Show Short Story   Contest & Prize 

Original work by the author is required for this contest, and all entries must be written in English.


The contest is open internationally and is focused on short stories. The winners will be awarded $500 for first place, $250 for second place, and $150 for third place.

Additionally, all finalists will be considered for publication in our Anthology.

Submissions should not exceed 3,500 words and must be original unpublished fiction or nonfiction. Please type the entries in a double-spaced format. The chosen theme is "President Donald Trump" and "Black Lives Matter," and the copyright of the works will remain with the authors.

While there is no submission fee.

Please note that the author's name should not be included anywhere in the manuscript itself, only on the cover sheet. An acknowledgments page is permitted. If your work has been accepted elsewhere, kindly inform us.

There are no age restrictions for participation. The Toronto Talk Show Short Story contest is open from February 5th to May 15th. Please submit your stories as Microsoft Word documents (.doc or .docx) or PDF attachments. We do not accept stories in the body of an email.

All submissions must include a cover sheet with the writer's name, story title, complete mailing address, phone number, email address, and word count of the submitted work.

You may submit multiple entries, authors retain the rights to their own work. So let's have some fun and get writing!

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