Short Story America is pleased to announce that the fourth Short Story America Festival and Conference (and introduction of Volume Five in the SSA anthology series) will again be held in the gorgeous seaside community of Beaufort, South Carolina, from February 24-25, 2017.
  Friday, February 24th: Volume Five Book Launch Party and Catered Reception
for Authors and Readers. Time: 5 to 8 pm at the historic Lewis Reeve Sams House.

Saturday, February 25th: Location: Old Bay Marketplace Loft in Beautiful downtown Beaufort.
Workshops, lectures and readings, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Book Fair all day, with author signings. Announcement of the winners of the Short Story America Prize at 4:30.

Saturday night: The first SSA Pub Crawl, downtown Beaufort, from 6:00 p.m until late. Come
downtown and party with short-story writers and readers as we move around the beautiful waterfront town of Beaufort.

Registration: $40 (includes all events, including the catered Friday evening reception). 
Register here:
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The 2017 Short Story America Prize
now accepting submissions through February 1st, 2017
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  2017 Sponsors  


  O. Henry Circle

  Mark Twain Circle

  Edgar Allan Poe Circle
Scott & Gwen Myers
  Jack London Circle


John Cusick & Lyn Adams
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