Deadline – March 1, 2017
The Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize
is a writing competition sponsored by the stage and radio series, Selected Shorts. This long-running series at Symphony Space in New York City celebrates the art of the short story by having stars of stage and screen read aloud the works of established and emerging writers. Selected Shorts is recorded for Public Radio and heard nationally.
The 2017 Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize will be judged by Lauren Groff, author of Fates and Furies. The winning work will be performed and recorded live at a Selected Shorts performance at Symphony Space in May 2017, and published on Electric Literature. The winning writer will receive $1000 and a free 10-week course with Gotham Writers.
Contest Details and Guidelines:
- Entires should be 750 words or less.
- Stories can be on any theme.
- There is a fee of $25 to enter.
- Submissions must be entered by midnight EST on March 1, 2017.
- Writers of all ages and nationalities are eligible.
- The story must have a title.
- We do not accept work that has been previously published in print, online, or any other medium.
- We do not accept works in translation.
- All entries must be submitted electronically. We do not accept entries by mail.
- Once entered, we do not accept revisions for any stories. Your $25 is nonrefundable.
- You may enter as many stories as you like, but a $25 fee is required for each story.
- The winner will be announced in May 2017.
For more information, visit the Selected Shorts site.
Frightening First Line Contest
Deadline – November 21, 2016
Description – Create the first line of a frightening story. We want it to be so intriguing or chilling or scary that it makes our skin tingle and our nerves twitch. Winner gets the free Gotham class of his or her choosing.
Deadline – monthly
Description – Each month we invite you to post a story on Twitter using #storieseverywhere for a chance to win a free class. Your stories (which can be true or made up) will be inspired by what you see, know, or do, and they should relate in some way to our monthly “themes.”
Our theme for the month of September: What happened in school today