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The Letter Review Prize for Short Fiction

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Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for some submissions. They charge fees for multiple and tip jar submissions. The fee range is USD $5 to $15.

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Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationAwarded 6 x per year.

Fiction Open


Open to fiction submissions through 30 September 2024 11:59 PM EDT (in 69 days). 2


Open to a broad Audience.

General General
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
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: 2-4 winners share equally in the prize pool of USD $1,000.


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.

The Letter Review Prize for Short Fiction 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 9 reports from 8 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported13 min | 76.0 mean avg | 74.0 median | 147 max days (42.3 std dev)
Pending18 responses are pending (6 min | 74.7 mean avg | 92.0 median | 161 max days waiting | 46.5 std dev) from 17 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: AUD $20.00. (24.0 % of reports specified whether they paid a fee; of those, 33.3 % paid fees.)
Most submissions are acknowledged on the same day.
Most recent response reported was received on 25 Apr 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 15 Mar 2024.

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Last Updated: 27 Jun 2024
Last Audited: 12 Jun 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 13 Jun 2022

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