Are you an unpublished writer, waiting to be discovered? Think you have what it takes to win a national, pan-Asian American writing competition—the ONLY one of its kind? Here’s your shot at showing off your roots and writing. Hyphen and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop proudly present 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 contests 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.
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
17 Walter U. Lum Place
San Francisco, CA 94108
For more information, please visit the Hyphen website at or contact Neelanjana Banerjee at neelanjana.banerjee [at] hyphenmagazine [dot] com.