fri01marAll DayCompletedThe Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story PrizeCategoryShort StoryInternationalEntry Fee$25 Max word count750 Top Prize$1000 and a free 10-week course with Gotham Writers


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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.

The 2024 Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize will be judged by Carmen Maria Machado (In the Dream HouseHer Body and Other Parties). The winning work will be performed by an actor in spring 2024 and published on Electric Literature. The winning writer will receive $1000 and a free 10-week course with Gotham Writers.

We are keen to encourage quality, so suggest writers to check their stories before submitting using Prowritingaid. They have free and paid versions and are the best writing software we know to help improve grammar, readability and check for repetition, ‘sticky’ sentences and suggest alternatives.

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