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2015 Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize

Selected ShortsSelected Shorts, along with Gotham Writers Workshop, is thrilled to announce that the 2015 Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize, judged by Karen Russell, will partner with our friends Electric Literature. The Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Prize is awarded by Selected Shorts, partner Electric Literature, and 2015 guest judge Karen Russell.

The winning entry will receive $1000 and the work will be performed and recorded live at the Selected Shorts performance at Symphony Space on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, and will be published on electricliterature.com. The winning writer will also earn free admission to a 10-week course with Gotham Writers Workshop.

Please read the contest guidelines before submitting or contacting us. If you have further questions, please reach us as [email protected].

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.

Please note: Entries should be 750 words or less. (We sometimes have technical difficulties with our word count in the online form. If the counter reads a number higher than 750, but the text is under 750, you will still be able to enter the form and it will be read. If you have problems with this function, please contact us.)


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