The H. Palmer Hall Prize for Short Fiction

Announcing the Pecan Grove Press first annual national short story competition winner: Guinotte Wise.

Pecan Grove Press

The 25th anniversary of the Pecan Grove Press marks the first annual national short story competition. Dr. Ito Romo, author of El Puente/The Bridge (University of New Mexico Press) and a professor of St. Mary's University, has accepted the role as judge for the contest and has named the contest to honor our current editor, H. Palmer Hall, for his past twenty years of dedication to the Pecan Grove Press.



  • Short story manuscripts should be between 125 and 150 pages..
  • The collection should work together as if they were paintings in an exhibition.
  • Individual stories within the manucript may have been published in literary magazines, but may not have been published together as a book.
  • A non-refundable entry fee of $15 must be included. If the manuscript is simultaneously submitted and subsequently wins another book competition or is accepted for publication by another press, the entry fee will not be refunded. An entry fee paypal button is provided on the left side for your convenience.
  • The writer must own the copyright to the short stories in the work or be able to secure permission to reprint any copyrighted work included.
  • The winning writer must be able to submit a copy of the manuscript in Word format as an attachment via our on line submission manager.

Note: Email submissions are not accepted. Please submit all submissions via our on line submission manager.

All our books, from Pecan Grove Press, are professionally printed with index stock covers. All our books are perfect bound. The writer with the winning book submission will receive $1000.00 plus 25 copies of the book. Additional copies may be purchased at 50% off list price.


While we recommend reading (and purchasing) a PGP chapbook and other short story collections, that is not a requirement.  You can see a list of all our books by visiting our authors' page.



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