LoveWords - June 2002

The First LoveWords


The contest begins on July 1, 2002 - The deadline for entries is October 15, 2002

Winners will be announced in the December 1, 2002, issue of LoveWords, and all winning stories will appear in the January 2003 issue


$250 first prize * $100 second prize * $50 third prize

Katie Schneider, author of the novel All We Know of Love (NY: Broadway Books, 2000), will choose the winning story. Preliminary judges will be Alan Girling, Jane MacDonald and b.j. lawry.

Click here to see biographical notes on the judges.

(LoveWords is a non-profit, monthly e-magazine that has been on line and offering high-quality fiction since April 2000.)

Welcome to the first LoveWords short fiction competition!

Mainstream and literary fiction 1,000-3,000 words in length will be considered. All writers worldwide are welcome to participate. Judges and members of their families are not eligible.

Each entry requires a $10 entry fee, payable through the PayPal link on this page at the time of your submission . There is no limit on the number of entries per writer, but stories should be submitted separately, each with an accompanying entry fee. Those stories received without an entry fee will be destroyed. We cannot acknowledge receipt of manuscripts or of entry fees.

Send entries, one at a time, in the body of an e-mail to with LoveWords Contest Entry in the subject line, or paste them into the form below.

Stories not among the winners will be considered for publication in the regular issues of LoveWords unless the writer stipulates otherwise.

Ready? Submit your entry in the form below, oe e-mail it to us, and then return to this page to provide your PayPal information.

Good luck!

Click PayPal button here to secure payment of your $10 entry fee per story. Any story not accompanied by an entry fee will be ineligible for the contest and will be destroyed.

(PayPal is a secure site. LoveWords does not have access to personal information you provide in your secure PayPal transaction.)

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