Posted by: anitanolan | February 15, 2012

Reminder: Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Contest

With Guest Judge Maile Meloy

Enter the 2012 Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Contest for a chance to have your work read at a Selected Shorts performance on June 6, 2012, and recorded for possible broadcast as part of the Selected Shorts acclaimed public radio series. The winner will also receive $1000 and a free 10-week creative writing class with Gotham Writers’ Workshop.

The winning submission will be selected by Maile Meloy author of such acclaimed works as Liars and Saints and A Family Daughter.

Story requirements

  • Submit a single short story that centers around a single object or addresses the theme “Objects of Desire.” If objects could talk, what stories they would tell? Historical, religious, beloved, passed along, cast aside — every object tells a story.
  • Your story must have a title.
  • Your story must be no more than 2 double-spaced typed pages in length (Times New Roman, 12pt font) or roughly 600 words.
  • Your story must be unpublished.

All submissions must be received by 5pm, March 2, 2012, Eastern Standard Time. To be specific, online submissions must be submitted by 5pm Eastern Standard Time. Mailed submissions must arrive with the day’s mail. (Entries postmarked on March 2 will NOT be accepted.)

Entry Fee
Every submission must include a $25 entry fee. You may pay by credit card or by check made out to Gotham Writers’ Workshop, 555 8th Avenue #1402, New York, NY 10018.

For more information.


  1. Thank you Anita for passing this along.

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