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Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize 2021


March 5, 2021

Who may enter
The competition is open to anyone.


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 on both the radio and its weekly podcast.

Entries should be 750 words or less.

Stories can be on any theme.

Entries must never have been published in print, online, or any other medium.

This year’s judge is Joshua Ferris.

Entry fees
The entry fee is $25 per story.

The winning writer will receive $1,000 and a free 10-week course with Gotham Writers. The winning work will be performed and recorded by an actor in spring 2021, and published on Electric Literature.

How to enroll
For further information visit the official competition website.

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