- No entry fee
- 17,000 words or less
- Four quarters per year, each with prizes
- First prize: $1000
- Grand prize: $5000 for the year's winner
- No professional writers (see site's definition)
Contest year ends at midnight on Sept 30th.
Note: for you budding artists out there, check out the Illustrators of the Future contest for new & amateur artists worldwide; $1500 in prizes awarded quarterly.