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Peter K. Hixson Contest Entry Form

Submissions are closed!


• Acceptable file types are .DOC or .RTF only.

• Work must be submitted in standard format: one-inch margins (minimum), 12 pt Times New Roman or other standard font.

• No previously published work will be considered.

• One application per writer. Duplicates will result in disqualification.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable.

• By submitting, you agree to the terms of the contest.

• All fields below are mandatory.

NOTE: We are not accepting submissions for novels. For novelists, consider sending stand-alone excerpts. This is a great strategy to build publication credits before approaching literary agents. Check out ways to create an excerpt.

To submit a novel excerpt, please select “Short Stories” from the drop-down menu below.



We welcome donations in support of Peter’s vision to support creative writers. 100% percent of proceeds will be dedicated to the Peter K. Hixson Award Fund. Donations of $2 or $5 are recommended, but no preference will be given to writers based on their donation. Writer’s Relief will match donations up to $5,000 for future awards.

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