30 April 2019.





Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest

Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest is an annual contest for published or unpublished work. $5,000 in prizes.

For this contest, a story is any short work of fiction, and an essay is any short work of nonfiction. Please submit as many entries as you like.

More Details

You can submit as many entries as you like.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Writing.
  • Literature.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

Please submit during October 15, 2018-April 30, 2019.
The results of our 27th contest will be announced on October 15, 2019.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Writers of all ages may enter.
  • Writers of all nations may enter. However, the works you submit should be in English. If you have written a work in another language, you may submit an English translation.
  • Generally entry fees are not refundable.
  • There are no restrictions on style or theme.
  • Each entry should be your own original work.
  • You may submit the same work simultaneously to this contest and to others, and you may submit works that have been published or won prizes elsewhere. (However, please do not submit work that has previously received recognition at Winning Writers.).
  • If your entry wins any cash prize, you agree to give Winning Writers a nonexclusive license to publish your work online. This includes possible publication in one or more ebooks. From time to time, selected winning entries may also be published in printed collections.
  • You are free, for example, to publish your work in print or online elsewhere, and to enter it into other contests, whether or not you win a prize in this contest.

Opportunity Cost


  • STORY: First Prize, $2,000.
  • ESSAY: First Prize, $2,000.
  • The top two winners will also receive one-year gift certificates from our co-sponsor, Duotrope (a $50 value).
  • 10 Honorable Mentions will receive $100 each (any category).
  • Top 12 entries published online.

Fee: $20 per entry.

How to Apply

First Step: Create an account on the website.

Second Step: Fill your personal information.

Third Step: Upload the file in formats of pdf, doc, docx, txt, rtf, odt then pay the fees.

Please omit your name and all identifying information from your entry. Please also omit any publishing credits from your entry. All the information we need is collected on our online entry form.

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More Details

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This Scholarship Published by:
Alyaa Abdelraouf/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Nashwa Attallah/ Egypt 
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team