Aura Estrada Short Story Contest

Deadline: June 30, 2021

Top Prize: $1000 and publication.

Entry Fees: $20

Frequency: annual

Website: Boston Review

Twitter: @BostonReview

The Aura Estrada Short Story Contest is an annual contest is run by the Boston Review. The annual contest is named after Aura Estrada (1977–2007), a promising young Mexican writer and student.

The contest has a different theme each year. The theme for 2021 is repair. The judge for 2021 is Kali Fajardo-Anstine. There is a $20 entry fee. The contest has a $1,000 prize and publication in the magazine. Entries are accepted exclusively through Submittable. The maximum story length is 5,000 words.

You can read the winning stories since 1994 on the contest page.


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