Only a Month Until the Competition Deadline

Short Stories based on Covid-19 theme

(Fruitland Park, FL)—The 2021 Hallard Press Covid-19 Short Story Competition kicked off November 1 and entries will be accepted until December 15, 2020. The top five short stories (curated by the Hallard Press judging team) will run in the publisher’s online Breakfast Serial feature starting with the January 22, 2021 issue. (Read more about Breakfast Serial at www.HallardPress.com)

“There is no entry fee, all submissions must be by email attachment, and entries will be accepted from anywhere in the world,” said Nancy Hellekson, Hallard Press managing director. Entries must be an original, unpublished short story in English, in any genre, of at least 1,500 words and not more than 3,000 words based on the “Covid-19” pandemic. “We’ve intentionally left the content rules flexible to allow authors wide latitude,” Hellekson noted.

For competition rules and submission guidelines click HERE.

 Hallard Press Covid-19 Short Story Rules & Submission Guidelines:

  1. FREE! There is no entry fee. (We believe that some things should be free.)
  1. Entry must be an original, unpublished short story in English, in any genre, of at least 1,500 words and not more than 3,000 words based on the “Covid-19” pandemic. That should provide plenty of latitude.
  1. Format: The usual Word or Pages document with one-inch margins, double spaced, indented paragraphs, 12 pt Times Roman, with header including the story name and page number (but nothing that would identify the author). No PDF documents, please.
  1. Include a separate cover page with: Story name, author name, address, email and phone. This page will be removed before the short story is given to the judges.
  1. Online submissions only by email attachment. Email before midnight EDT December 15, 2020 to: Info@HallardPress.com. Subject line: “Covid-19 Short Story Entry”
  1. Authors may submit multiple entries, but each short story must be different, and meet the competition guidelines.
  1. The identity of judges will remain anonymous.
  1. Each entry will be acknowledged by return email when received. Sorry—we cannot answer queries, accept updates, or communicate with entrants about the competition. Winners will be announced by email to all entrants on January 8, 2021 and the information will be posted on HallardPress.com. The decision of the judges is final.
  1. Hallard Press reserves the right to disqualify any submission that does not meet the guidelines.

About Hallard Press

Hallard Press LLC is a private, independent (indie) publishing house providing customized book and story editing, design, and publishing services for independent authors. The company is headquartered in Fruitland Park, FL. For information visit www.HallardPress.com. Contact Hallard Press at info@HallardPress.com or call 352-234-6099.