This short story contest dares writers to produce their best short story within 5,000 words. This particular contest's deadline is not until October 1, 2015, so there's enough time for creativity and assiduous revision.
Aura Estrada Short Story Contest
The winning author will receive $1,500 and have his or her work published in the July/August 2016 issue of Boston Review. Runners up may also be published. Stories should not exceed 5,000 words and must be previously unpublished. Mailed manuscripts should be double-spaced and submitted with a cover note listing the author’s name, address, and phone number. No cover note is necessary for online submissions. Names should not appear on the stories themselves. All submissions must be in English. Any is eligible, unless he or she is a current student, former student, relative, or close friend of the judge, Ruth Ozeki. Simultaneous submissions are not permitted, submissions will not be returned, and submissions may not be modified after entry. A non-refundable $20 entry fee, payable to Boston Review in the form of a check or money order or by credit card, must accompany each story entered. All submitters receive a complimentary half-year subscription (3 issues) to Boston Review. Submissions must be postmarked no later than October 1, 2015. The winner will be notified in the spring of 2016 and publicly announced by July on the Boston Review Web site.
Please enter online using our contest entry manager. This requires payment using a credit card.