Academy Arts Press short story competition (entry fee $15/$20)

Academy Arts Press is a small publishing company based in the United States, the are currently accepting submissions for their short story competition.
Who can apply:  all writers, all countries if the story is in English.  Open to all genres of fiction. Previously unpublished, original works only.
What to submit:  Open to all genres of fiction. Previously unpublished, original works only. No adaptations of other people’s work will be accepted.  All submissions must be double-spaced, and between 3 and 27 pages in length. Overt pornography, or stories that advocate or encourage violence toward any ethnicity, nationality or political group will not be considered.  No limit to the number of stories each author may submit. However, each submission must be accompanied by a separate Submission Fee. Stories submitted must be attached as a .pdf or Word document. No links, Google docs, or other format will be accepted.
How to apply:  there is a link on the website to pay the
to pay the submission fee.  Once the fee is paid, all stories should be emailed to
The following paragraph must appear in the body of your email, along with your story attached as a .pdf or Microsoft Word document only.
I and am submitting the attached story for the Academy Arts Press 2019 Short Story
Contest. I assert that I am the sole originator of this story, and that no other person or entity has any claims or rights to this story, for which I will retain complete ownership rights. I also acknowledge that Academy Arts Entertainment, Academy Arts Press and their personnel have a long history of creative storytelling, with hundreds of works across various formats, and that it is possible they may have developed, or are developing a similar idea or concept to my story. I therefore agree to hold them harmless in the event of any dispute that may arise. If my story is selected for inclusion in the Best of 2019 Anthology, I will grant one-time publishing rights for that publication only. All other rights to the story will remain with me as the author, and I agree to inform Academy Arts Press immediately, if any other publishing offers arise before this anthology goes into publication.
Author’s Full Name:
Phone Number:
Story Title
Number of Pages:
Don’t miss your chance to be published!
Entry fee:  $15 if submitted by the early deadline of April 30, and $20 if submitted by the regular deadline of October 1, 2019
Deadline: early deadline is 30 April 2019.  Regular deadline is 1 October 2019

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