Antietam Review gathering enteries for contest

August 25, 2005

Antietam Review, a literary and photography magazine published by the Washington County Arts Council, will hold its 10th annual literary contest for short fiction and poetry. Entries will be accepted through Thursday, Sept. 1.

Winning prize for fiction is $150, publication in the 2006 issue of Antietam Review and two copies of the magazine. Winning prize for poetry is $100, publication in the 2006 issue of Antietam Review and two copies of the magazine.


For fiction, contributors may submit one entry for fiction. Editors seek high-quality fiction with fewer than 5,000 words. Short stories are preferred; however, a novel excerpt is considered, if it works as an independent piece.

For poetry, contributors may submit up to three poems of no more than 30 lines. Editors seek well-crafted pieces. Inspirational verse, doggerel and haiku are discouraged.


There is a $15 reading fee for all entries. You may submit up to three poems for one fee. Make your check or money order payable to Antietam Review, attention: Literary Contest, 41 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Submit entries with a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Material submitted without an SASE will not be returned.

Contributors are encouraged to review past issues of Antietam Review prior to submitting.Upcoming events

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