Pacifica is proud to announce that we will be holding a fiction contest for 2017, judged by Margaret Malone. To be considered for this contest, you must submit one short story to this category in a single document of no more than 5k words. Authors may submit only once to this contest. Multiple submissions from a single author will be deleted and the Contest Entry Fee will not be refunded. Submissions received in our general "Fiction" submission category will not be considered for this contest. A single author may submit simultaneously to both the Fiction Contest and our general "Fiction" category, as long as you submit different stories to each category. First Prize is $300, publication in the print issue, and a year's subscription. Good luck!
Margaret Malone is the author of the story collection People Like You, a Finalist for the 2016 PEN Hemingway Award, Winner of the 2016 Balcones Fiction Prize, and selected as a best book of 2015 by Powell's Books, The Oregonian, The Portland Mercury, and Quivering Pen. A co-host of the artist and literary gathering SHARE, Margaret lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and two children.