Western Short Story Contest

Art Affair Western Short Story Contest

Read below for the Western Short Story contest rules and view the list of winning writers.

Art Affair Western Short Story Contest Rules 

  • Art Affair’s western fiction contest (maximum: 5,000 words) is open to any writer.  Enter your own original work only.    Please do not include an SASE: entries will not be returned. 
  • Entries must be postmarked by October 1, 2017 and should be unpublished, unaccepted for publication, and never optioned when entered into the contest. Manuscripts must be double-spaced and in 12-point font. 
  • IMPORTANT: Please type Western and your name, address, telephone number, and title of manuscript on a cover page which will be removed before judging.  On your manuscript, type page/word counts in the upper right-hand corner of the first page. 
  • You may enter as many western short stories as you like but each entry requires an entry fee of five dollars. (You may mail all entries together and pay with one check or money order.) 
  • Prizes:  $50.00, $25.00, $15.00 (Prize money and certificates will be mailed to the winners and a list of winners will be published on the website in December 2017.)
  • Entry Fee:  $5.00 per manuscript (WESTERN) 

Entry Fee Payments - Deadline: October 1, 2017     

Make check payable to Art Affair

Mail entries to:

P.O. BOX 54302

Note: Remember to mark your entries "Western."