Judge: Min Jin Lee
Aura Estrada (1977–2007) was a promising young Mexican writer and student, and the wife of Francisco Goldman. This prize is meant to honor her memory by supporting other burgeoning writers. Aura's writing, and more about her life, can be found here.
The winning author will receive $1,500 and have his or her work published by Boston Review. Runners up may also be published. Stories should not exceed 5,000 words andmust be previously unpublished. Mailed manuscripts should be double-spaced and submitted with a cover note listing the author’s name, address, and phone number. No cover note is necessary for online submission. Names should not appear on the stories themselves. Any author writing in English is eligible, unless he or she is a current student, former student, relative, or close friend of the judge. Simultaneous submissions are not permitted; if you submit your story to another publication, you must withdraw it from our submissions manager or inform us by email. Submissions will not be returned, and submissions may not be modified after entry. A non-refundable $20 entry fee, payable toBoston Review in the form of a check or money order or by credit card, must accompany each story entered. All submitters receive a complimentary half-year subscription to Boston Review. Submissions must be postmarked no later than October 3, 2016. The winner will be notified in the spring of 2017 and publicly announced by July on the Boston ReviewWeb site.
You can check the status of a 2016 contest submission by logging into our old contest entry manager. We are not currently open to submissions for 2017, but when we are, they will be accepted exclusively through Submittable:
Or mail submissions to:
Short Story Contest, Boston Review
PO Box 425786
Cambridge, MA 02142