Monday, October 1, 2018
$20 entry fee (includes complimentary copy of upcoming Boston Review fall print issue Evil Empire, a $16 value).
$1,500 prize and publication for winning submission. Runners up may also receive publication.
Stories should not exceed 5,000 words and must be previously unpublished.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.
Online submissions through Submittable are strongly preferred; however, they can also be mailed to:
Short Story Contest, Boston Review
PO Box 425786
Cambridge, MA 02142
Submissions must be postmarked no later than October 1, 2018.