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Our Valentine’s Day contest will feature short stories of between 2,000 and 4,000 words. Longer or shorter works may be published if the quality is exceptional but will not be eligible for a prize.

There is no entry fee. Winning entries will be judged by three editors and prizes of $100, $50 and $25 will be awarded to the top three stories submitted. All submissions, based on their quality, are considered for publication before Feb 14.

Stories must be of the romance genre and relevant to Valentine’s Day. No pornography, please. Eligible stories will not be edited but must stand or fall on their own merit. We accept previously published stories if the first publisher is credited. A portion of a novel is eligible if it’s within word limits and is complete in and of itself.

Deadline for entries is Feb 7, 2018. Please include a short bio, picture and author website, if any, with your submissions. We’re in the business of recognizing talent and want to promote you if your work is good.

We wish to hear fresh, innovative stories. Surprise us, and you may be one of our winners.

Mail your short stories to: steven@beneaththerainbow.com

For our Quarterly Contest enter here

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