Submission deadline: April 30, 2017
Now accepting submissions of
short fiction or memoir
(2000 words or fewer)
2017 Short Story Award
Winners will receive cash prizes and publication.
First Place will be considered for inclusion in our next anthology:
Sweet, Funny, and Strange Tales of the Paranormal
Yearning for a tantalizing tale?
Whatever your taste, this collection of food-related stories from the multiple award-winning Bethlehem Writers Group has all the ingredients to satisfy your reading palate. Our menu includes twenty-seven appetizing stories, from light-fare and sides of fantasy to sweet romance and savory bites of mystery.
Jeff Baird’s “The Pickle Promenade” provides an amuse bouche. Or try a spicy entree prepared by Diane Sismour in “Bump and Run.” Prefer a serving with zing? Enjoy "Rightful Prey" by A. E. Decker. Jerry McFadden's tart “Hard Times,” should tickle your taste buds. On the sweeter side, there’s Sally Paradysz's “Our Town is Different" or the bittersweet "Breakfast for One" by Geoffrey Mehl.
Enjoy these and other delectable tales from our talented authors including: Courtney Annicchiarico, Terrie Daugherty, Bernadette De Courcey, Marianne H. Donley, Headley Hauser, Ralph Hieb, Judith Mehl, Emily P. W. Murphy, E. L. Ryan, Paul Weidknecht, and Carol L. Wright. To complete today's specials, we offer tasty tales from Tracy Falenwolfe and C. A. Rowland, winners of Bethlehem Writers Roundtable's Short Story Awards in 2014 and 2015 respectively. All have honed their recipes to write sweet, funny, and strange stories to savor.
Discover tales, all as different as snowflakes, in "Let it Snow: The Best of Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Winter 2015 Collection." The multiple award winning Bethlehem Writers Group, LLC brings you stories in a range of genres selected from their bi-monthly Writers Roundtable Journal. So, while the weather outside is frightful, curl up by the fire, read, and Let It Snow.
Sweet, Funny, and
Bethlehem Writers Group
A Finalist for Best Anthology
2014 Next Generation
Indie Book Awards
"Beautiful voices, gorgeous writing--fresh and vibrant and compelling and irresistible. This collection of stories--each one a gem--is a real treasure. Dip in and try one--lounging by the shore or curled up by the fire, you'll find a perfect story for every season."
Hank Phillippi Ryan--Agatha, Anthony, Macavity, and Mary Higgins Clark Award winning author
"Once Around the Sun proves that the short story is alive and well!
Cover to cover, it is packed with delightful, insightful, and exciting short stories. What a treat!"
USA Today bestselling author of The Witness series and other thrillers
"Once Around the Sun escorts its lucky readers through the seasons. We witness winter snows and spring's thaw; we feel summer's heat and autumn's chill. But the real journey cuts much deeper, an exposing of rich veins of faith, humor, friendship, and love. Once Around the Sun follows the cycles of our world and lives, a trip navigated by voices you won't soon forget."
Curtis Smith, author of BEASTS & MEN and WITNESS
Authors of A Christmas Sampler:
Sweet, Funny, and Strange Holiday Tales
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