Short story contest -- new Ohio-based online lit journal

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Watercress Journal
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Watercress Journal is a new online literary magazine based in Lakewood, Ohio. It is edited and maintained by local writers and seeks to become a source of excellent, peer reviewed creative writing.

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Watercress Journal is currently taking submissions for its first short story competition. Submissions should not exceed 5,000 words. Every entry will be provided feedback from one of the five judges and be considered for publication in the journal. The top three entries will receive feedback from all five judges. First place will receive $100 prize.

We are looking for previously unpublished fiction. Surprise us, inspire us. Send us your best work.

Simultaneous submissions are okay with notification upon acceptance elsewhere.

* Double spaced, Times New Roman/Courier, 12 point font, 1 inch margins.
* Footer should contain title and page number.
* Contact Information and word count on title page only.
* File name should be Title.doc.

Deadline August 15th.

There is a $5.00 reading fee - Please provide your PayPal confirmation code at the top of your entry.

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