Harper’s Bazaar Short Story Competition 2020
Competition deadline: 13th March 2020
Bazaar has celebrated original fiction within its pages since its foundation, having published the work of everyone from Virginia Woolf and Thomas Hardy to, more recently, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Ali Smith. Continuing this literary legacy, we are once again launching our annual short-story competition, this year with a stellar judging panel that includes the 2019 Booker Prize-winner Bernardine Evaristo, the editor-in-chief of Bloomsbury Publishing Alexandra Pringle, the literary agent Caroline Michel and our contributing literary editor Erica Wagner.
To enter, submit up to 2,200 words on the theme of ‘Summer’ to email@example.com by midnight on 13 March. The winner will receive a two-night stay at the historic Grantley Hall in Yorkshire, and the chance to see their work published.
Terms and Conditions
The competition is open to individuals aged 18 and over, published or unpublished.
To enter, send an original, unpublished short story, written in English on the subject of ‘Summer’ and of up to 2,200 words, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The competition closes at midnight on 13 March 2020. Stories received after the closing date will not be considered.
The winner will be selected by a panel of judges and will be based on literary merit, originality and readability. Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these terms and to have agreed to be bound by them. The winner will receive a two-night stay for two at Grantley Hall, Yorkshire. The prize is not valid for use on bank/public holidays. The prize includes breakfast on both days and one dinner; all additional food and beverages will be charged as extra, payable direct to the hotel on departure. The prize is subject to availability and must be taken within one year of winning the prize. There is no cash alternative and the prize is non-transferable and cannot be extended. It does not include travel to and from the hotel.
This competition is not open to any employees of Hearst, the promoter or their immediate families, the promoter’s advertising agency and sales-promotion consultancy, or anyone else connected with the creation and administration of the competition.
Only one competition entry, fulfilling the eligibility requirements above, will be accepted per person. Once selected, only the winner(s) will be contacted personally by email, using the contact details provided upon entry.
Entry to the competition and acceptance of the prize constitutes permission to use any entrant’s name, image and any competition-entry photograph, for promotional and/or editorial purposes in any format in print and non-print media without additional consultation. It is assumed that you have the permission of your employer for any time off work that is required to claim the prize. Hearst or the third party are not liable in any way to any winner who cannot attend.
Winners will be notified by 28 June 2020.
Entrants hereby grant to Hearst a worldwide, irrevocable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, perpetual licence to distribute, publish or syndicate the entry in all present and future media formats and may be required to sign additional terms to effect this. Entrants warrant that their entry is original and does not infringe the intellectual-property rights of any third party. Hearst’s decision is final in every situation, including any not covered above, and no correspondence will be entered into in respect of the validity of any such decision. Hearst shall be permitted to exclude or disqualify any entrant at any time at its sole discretion. Hearst reserves the right to exclude late, incomplete or multiple registrations, or registrations made by third parties or agents. Hearst Magazines does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries.
Proof of sending is not proof of receipt. The name of the winner(s) will be announced in Harper’s Bazaar (print magazine or online) in August 2020. No purchase is necessary. Once entered, entries cannot be returned or withdrawn. Spammers will be disqualified. Prizes must be taken as stated, although Hearst reserves the right to change the prize in the event of unforeseen circumstances. No purchase is necessary.
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