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Asian American Short Story Contest

Asian American Short Story Contest

from AsianWeek by AsianWeek Staff Report

Are you an unpublished writer, waiting to be discovered? Think you have what it takes to win a national, pan-Asian American writing competition? Here’s your shot at showing off your roots and writing. Hyphen Magazine and The Asian American Writers’ Workshop are hosting the 2010 Asian American Short Story Contest.

Now in its third year, the 2010 Asian American Short Story Contest will name 10 finalists and one grand prize-winner who will win a cash prize of $1000 and have the winning story published in an upcoming issue of Hyphen.

Judges for the 2010 contest include renowned Asian American writers:
Alexander Chee, author of Edinburgh (Picador), and winner of the Whiting award, the Michener Copernicus Prize, the AAWW Lit Award and the Lambda Editor’s Choice Prize

Jaed Coffin, the author of A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants (Da Capo Press).
Our first contest winner Preeta Samarasan was discovered based on her contest winning story. She went on to write the acclaimed novel Evening is the Whole Day (Houghton Mifflin), which was long-listed for the Orange Prize.

 

One (1) GRAND PRIZE WINNER

$1,000 cash prize
Publication in Hyphen to 10,000 eager readers
One-year subscription to Hyphen magazine
One-year membership to AAWW, the premiere literary arts nonprofit in the country dedicated to Asian American literature.

Ten (10) FINALISTS will be chosen and will recieve:

One-year subscription to Hyphen magazine
One-year membership to AAWW, the premiere literary arts nonprofit in the country dedicated to Asian American literature.

Qualifications and Guidelines

Open to all writers of Asian descent living in the United States and Canada. Previous employees, consultants, or volunteers of Hyphen or AAWW are not eligible.

Limited to short works of previously unpublished fiction, including short stories, novellas and excerpts from novels; the latter must stand alone as a separate work. No required theme.
Up to 6,000 words in length.

Instructions

The submission process has two easy steps, both of which must be completed by March 31, 2010 and accompanied by a $20 entry fee.

First, register here and pay the $20 entry fee by buying one ticket. You will receive a registration email with a Transaction ID, so please double check that you are typing your email correctly.
Next, mail us TWO COPIES of your short story with the title, page numbers, and Transaction ID on the top right of every page. The story should not feature any other identifying information, such as your name, phone number, or email address. Submissions should be double-spaced and mailed to:

Asian American Short Story Contest
Hyphen
17 Walter U. Lum Place
San Francisco, CA 94108.

Manuscripts may be under consideration elsewhere, but please notify us immediately if your story is accepted for publication. Hyphen retains first publication rights and the right to publish a portion of the story on its website. All rights revert to the author upon publication.

Entrants will be notified by or on Wednesday June 16th, 2010. Winner will receive award and payment when story is published in Fall 2010 issue of Hyphen on Aug. 15th, 2010.

For questions: please contact Neelanjana Banerjee at neelanjana.banerjee@hyphenmagazine.com.

www.hyphenmagazine.com/shortstory

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