• Manuscript Length:  8,000-14,000 words (30-50 pages double spaced).

  • Manuscript Genre:  Single story (may have multi- parts or be a self-contained novel segment)

  • Deadline:  December 15, 2011 postmark.  Winner announced by late Spring 2012.

  • Award:  2011 A. E. Coppard Prize for Fiction.  Winner--$1000. and 25 copies, plus 10 press kits to news sources of choice.    *** All entrants receive a copy of the prize chapbook.***

  • Entry Fee:  $15. US funds.  Additional MSS in same envelope $10. US each.  Check made out to WECSP.  Entry fee is not refundable.

  • Format:  Cover Page with Title, Name, Address, Phone, E-mail.  Second Title Page, no name.  No name on MS. Easy to read type or print, double spaced.    Do not bind MS.

  • Judging:  Blind judging.  All stories coded before judging.

  • Judge:  2011  TBA

  • SASE for announcement only. Use #10 envelope.  No manuscripts can be returned.  They will be recycled.

  • Simultaneous Submissions OK.   Multiple submissions are not a problem. Please let us know if story accepted elsewhere.

  • Unpublished (Previous publication of small parts of ms. OK with acknowledgments).

                            Published on the Internet is Published and cannot be considered.

NO Restrictions on style, method, or subject matter.  We respect the full range of literary writing.



Mail to  Long Story Contest, International

              White Eagle Coffee Store Press

              P.O. Box 383

              Fox River Grove  IL  60021               Use USPS First Class Mail.



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Publications   |   The Scent of an Ending™  Contest

     THE LONG STORY CONTEST, International (formerly The Long Fiction Contest, International), now in its 18th year, has become the premier competition for writers of stories that don't fit the conventional limits imposed by the economics of small press publishing.  Named for A. E. Coppard, one of the leading British writers of the 1920's, whose first story was rejected only because it was too long--12,000 words--the contest attracts writers from all over the world. In order to acknowledge and encourage entries from outside the United States, the word International has been added to the title. All submissions must be in English and entry fee in U.S. dollars.

Contest Rules:

Previous winners include:  In the Gathering Woods by Adria Bernardi   Better Than Home by Joe Hill   Raped Diaries by Katherine Glover   Setting Up Shop by N. S. Köenings   Signal Codes by Jeb Livingood  Double Vision by Martha G. Wiseman  The Last Full Service Crocodile Ranch in Quintana Roo by Richard Hofheimer    Tracking Rachel by Roy Minich   Mad Dog by Kathy Flann   Benediction by Brent DeLanoy   The Christmas Shopper by Tom Smith    Along the Highway by Barry North


Most of these can be purchased for $6.95, including postage.

A few First Edition, First Printing copies of Joe Hill's Better Than Home

are still available for $110., plus $7. Priority Mail. E-mail first.

1st Edition, 2nd Printing of BTH can be ordered for $15., plus shipping.

White Eagle Coffee Store Press


The Long Story Contest, International

A. E. Coppard Prize for Fiction

2011