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November 5, 2018


Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize—2019

The 2019 Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize will be judged by Kelly Link. The winning work will be performed and recorded live at a Selected Shorts performance at Symphony Space on June 12, 2019, and published on Electric Literature. The winning writer will receive $1000 and a free 10-week course with Gotham Writers.

Contest Name: Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize—2019

Competition Prize: $1000

Last Date for Submitting: 11:59 PM EST on March 1, 2019

Entry Fee: $25 to enter

Allowed Entries: You may enter as many stories as you like, but a $25 fee is required for each story.

Subjects or Concept:Any theme


  • Writers of all ages and nationalities are eligible.
  • The story must have a title.
  • Do not accept work that has been previously published in print, online, or any other medium.
  • Do not accept works in translation.
  • Once entered, they do not accept revisions for any stories. Your $25 is nonrefundable.

Stories received in the mail will be returned unread with your uncashed check. If you have problems with the online form or are unable to submit online for some extenuating circumstance, please contact Selected Shorts directly at shorts@symphonyspace.org and will make sure your work reaches us.

The winner will be announced in May 2019.

Click here for Competition Website.

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