2011 Aura Estrada Short Story Contest: $1500 First Prize

26 August 2011

2011 Aura Estrada Short Story Contest
Deadline: October 1, 2011
Judge: Samuel Delany
Prize: $1,500 plus publication

The deadline for this year’s short fiction contest is approaching! Recently rededicated to the memory of the late author and critic Aura Estrada, and judged in its first year by her husband, Francisco Goldman, the Aura Estrada Short Story Contest is now accepting submissions for 2011. This year’s judge is acclaimed novelist and critic Samuel R. Delany.

Complete Guidelines

The winning author will receive $1,500 and have his or her work published in Boston Review, the summer of 2012. First runner-up will be published in a following issue, and second runner-up will be published at the Boston Review Web site. Stories should not exceed 4,000 words and must be previously unpublished.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 submission. Names should not appear on the stories themselves. Any author writing in English is eligible, unless he or she is a current student, former student, relative, or close personal friend of the judge. 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 complementary half-year subscription (3 issues) to Boston Review. Submissions must be postmarked no later than October 1, 2011. Manuscripts will not be returned. The winner will be announced no later than May/June 2012, on the Boston Review Web site.

Please enter online using our contest entry manager at bostonreview.net/contest. Or mail submissions to:

Short Story Contest, Boston Review
Post Office Box 425786
Cambridge, MA 02142

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