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CRAFT Short Fiction Prize

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Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for all submissions. The fee is USD $20.
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Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed


Open to a broad Audience.

General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 5,000 words.

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.


Open to all/most Topics.

Winner's Prize:

Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment. Details: $2,000 for first prize.


Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Multiple entries: Multiple entries are allowed.
Media: Text.

Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
When payment details are provided, they are listed in the currency used by the publication.

CRAFT Short Fiction Prize Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

The statistics in this section are compiled from submission reports sent to us through our submission tracker. They are not provided by the publication's editors/staff or by Duotrope's admins. Information in this section is updated a few times per day. Learn more about the statistics.
AccuracyWe have received 34 reports from 34 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported9 min | 52.9 mean avg | 30.5 median | 241 max days (51.9 std dev)
Responses94.12 %
Acceptances2.94 % of submissions accepted (161.0 avg. days per acceptance) | 2.94 % of submitters accepted Rejections are often underreported, which skews the statistics in favor of acceptances. Most publishers have a lower acceptance rate than indicated here.
Rejections91.18 % (51.8 avg. days per rejection) | 12.9 % personal, 61.3 % form, 25.8 % unspecified | 5.9 % shortlisted
Non-Responses5.88 %
Never Responded-
Withdrawals5.88 % (17.0 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending3 responses are pending (65 min | 82.0 mean avg | 66.0 median | 115 max days waiting | 28.6 std dev) from 3 different members This only includes pending reports from users who have been active on Duotrope within the past 30 days

Other Information

The most common submission fee paid: USD $20.00.
Most submissions are acknowledged on the same day.
Most recent response reported was received on 22 Jun 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 24 May 2024.

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Last Updated: 03 Jun 2024
Last Audited: 27 May 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 14 May 2018

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