Details of the Tamale Hut Café 2018 Short Story Contest!

I just learned that the submissions period for the 2018 Tamale Hut Café Presents Short Story Contest is now open.  Here are the details from Jaime’s Facebook post:

“We are pleased to announce that submissions for the 2018 Tamale Hut Café’ Presents Short Story Contest are now open! Tamale Hut Café’ Presents is home to a diverse, intelligent crowd of listeners. For our annual contest, we’re looking for complete stories of 3000 words or under that will make the audience laugh, cry, gasp, or stare in fascination. Genre is wide open. Show us whatever it is that you do best.
To win you must be able to attend the Tamale Hut Café’ Presents event on Saturday, November 17th at 7PM, take a photo(s) to promote the contest. Our final five finalists will be awarded the following prizes:
1st- $500
2nd- $200
3rd- $100
Two (2) Honorable Mentions- $25 each
Send stories to standard manuscript format. Any submissions that do not adhere to standard manuscript formatting and/or the word count restriction or are received after the deadline will automatically be disqualified from the contest. There are two passes to the judging process, the first focusing on only the first two pages and the second on the story as a whole. Submissions for the contest end on July 31st, 2018. We can’t wait to see what you’ve got!”

DISCLAIMER: The Tamale Hut Café Writers Group has nothing to do with the contest other than to promote it, as we do with the monthly Reading Series events, and to encourage our members to submit some of their best work.  If you want feedback on your story before submitting it, send us an e-mail at to get on the mailing list, and plan to attend our next meeting on July 14 at the Tamale Hut Café.

Good luck!