The qualified legal answer is: “It depends.”
The real question is: Why are YOU doing this. Writing, that is.
Do you really care about what you’re writing about?
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.