Archive for January 30th, 2013

Gemini Magazine Short Story Contest

30 January 2013
We are pleased to announce the fourth annual Gemini Magazine Short Story Contest.
The Grand Prize is $1,000. Second place wins $100 and there will also be three honorable mentions at $25 each.
No restrictions on content, style, genre or length—just send your best. All five finalists will be published online in the June 2013 issue of Gemini.
Entry fee: $4 (almost free!). Deadline: April 1, 2013. Enter by email or snail mail.
Also check out our nominations for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net.


Rubery Book Award

30 January 2013

First Prize £1000 (approx 1599 US$, 1233€ )
The winning book will also be read by a top literary agent from MBA

2nd prize £200 (approx 320 US $, 246€)

3rd prize £75 (approx 120 US$, 92€)

Closing date is 30th April 2013.

Visit for more details.

How to enter:

The London School of Liberal Arts – Stories For Our Time – Writing Comp

30 January 2013

Words have the potential to shape and change the way we think about the world.

If you could single out one thing that needs to change, what would it be?

All sorts of people constantly decide what we should be talking about. But what is it that we’re not talking about? Real change requires that we step outside the circle drawn by those whose interests are served by the status quo.

There are no limits to the themes that may be explored. Freedom, Politics, Parents, Religion, Sex, Nature, Race, Education, Beauty. Anything at all.

Enter the competition. Tell your story. Start changing the world.

Entry fee: Free

Closing Date: 28 February 2013

Prizes: First prize: £200; Second prize: £100; The best contributions will be exhibited in a public space in London; We will also publish the best work in a serialised format on our website.

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2013 Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize — Submissions now open

30 January 2013

2013 Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize

With Guest Judge Jim Shepard

The winning submission, selected by Jim Shepard, will be read as part of the Selected Shorts performance at Symphony Space on June 12, 2013. The story will be recorded for possible later broadcast as part of the public radio series. The winner will also receive $1000 and a 10-week class from Gotham Writers’ Workshop.

Story requirements

  • Submit a single short story that fits the theme “Complicated Families.”
  • Your story must have a title.
  • Your story must be no more than 750 words (Times New Roman, 12pt font).
  • Your story must be unpublished.

The Prize
The winner will receive: $1000; two tickets to the June 12, 2013 Selected Shorts at Symphony Space, when the prize winning story will be read and recorded for possible broadcast; 10-week creative writing class with Gotham Writers’ Workshop offered in NYC or online. (Prize does not include transportation to or from NYC or the event.)

Entry Fee
Every submission must include a $25 entry fee (payable by credit card, check or money order). To enter, click on “Enter the Contest” below. Instructions for submitting your entry via postal service are provided in the Official Rules.
All submissions must be received by 5pm, March 15, 2013, Eastern Standard Time. To be specific, online submissions must be submitted by 5pm Eastern Standard Time. Mailed submissions must arrive with the days mail. (Entries postmarked on March 15 will NOT be accepted.)

About this year’s guest judge
Jim Shepard
is the author of six novels and four story collections. His stories are published regularly in such magazines as The New Yorker, The Atlantic, McSweeneys, Tin House, Zoetrope: All-Story, Playboy, and Vice. His most recent story collection is the multiple award-winning You Think Thats Bad.

Contestants who submit online or provide their email address will be added to Gotham Writers’ Workshop’s and Selected Shorts’ email lists – please let us know if you do not wish to receive email about upcoming programs.

Frequently Asked QuestionOfficial Rules