THC Short Story Contest 2016

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


We are pleased to announce that submissions for the 2016 Tamale Hut Cafe Presents Short Story Contest are now open! Tamale Hut Cafe Presents is home to a diverse, intelligent crowd of listeners. For our annual contest, we're looking for complete stories of 3000 words or less that will make the audience laugh, cry, gasp, or stare in fascination. Genre is wide open. Show us whatever it is that you do best. 

To win you must be able to attend the Tamale Hut Cafe Presents event on Saturday, November 19th at 7PM, where our final five finalists will be awarded the following prizes:

1st-  $500

2nd- $300

3rd-  $200

Two (2) Honorable Mentions- $25 each

Send stories to our Submittable page in standard manuscript format. Any submissions that do not adhere to standard manuscript formatting and/or the word count restriction, or are received after the deadline will automatically be disqualified from the contest. There are two passes to the judging process, the first focusing on only the first two pages and the second on the story as a whole. Submissions for the contest end on July 22nd, 2016. We can't wait to see what you've got!