The storySouth The Million Writers Award, which honors the best short stories published each year in online magazines and journals, is now open for nominations. The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2009.
Jason Sanford, founding editor of storySouth writes: “In previous years, the award had a $300 prize for the overall winner. Unfortunately, the economic downturn is affecting everyone and we no longer have a monetary sponsor. To compensate, I am putting up $50 of my own money as prize money, while storySouth’s new publisher, Spring Garden Press, is putting up another $50. However, we’d like to give the winner more, so I hope people will consider a donation to increase the amount of prize money.” Donations can be made using PayPal via the storySouth website.