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Burnside Review Fiction Chapbook Competition

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message 1: by Kathy (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:44PM) (new)

Kathy (KathyFish) | 5 comments Deadline: Dec. 31st, Aimee Bender, judge.


Contest runs September 15-December 31st (postmark date).
Please include in a 9×12 envelope:

—Up to 10,000 words of fiction. This can be one longer story or multiple shorter pieces. The writer’s name should appear nowhere on the manuscript.
—2 cover sheets, one with the title of the manuscript, your name, telephone number, and address. The second cover sheet should list only the title of the manuscript.
—A page acknowledging previously published work.
—A self addressed stamped envelope
—A check or money order for $15- made out to Burnside Review.
—Mail by December 31st to: Burnside Review Fiction Contest, 24991 Crystal Circle, Lake Forest CA 92630

The initial readers of the manuscripts will be Burnside Review staff members. They will choose between five and ten manuscripts as finalists to be passed on to the judge for selection of the winning collection.

We ask that former students or colleagues of the Burnside Review Chapbook Contest’s judge—as well as any writer whose relationship with the judge constitutes an unfair conflict of interest—refrain from entering the contest. The Burnside Review staff reserves the right to disqualify entries deemed conflicts of interest and will return those entry fees.

At no time will the judge have the names of the finalists.

Winner will receive 25 copies of the chapbook printed by Burnside Review Press and a cash prize of $200-.

All questions happily answered by e-mail, contact Sid @

Aimee Bender lives in Los Angeles and teaches creative writing at the University of Southern California. Her stories have appeared in Granta, GQ, Story, Harper’s, Paris Review and many others. She has published three books, The Girl in the Flammable Skirt, An Invisible Sign of My Own and Willful Creatures: Stories.

message 2: by Claudia (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:15PM) (new)

Claudia | 1 comments thanks for posting this one - we'll be getting a regular paycheck by then (yay!) so I think I'll try to enter. I'm assuming that by "A page acknowledging previously published work. " - they mean work in the manuscript that's been previously published. Do you think that's what they mean?

message 3: by Shaindel (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:16PM) (new)

Shaindel | 1 comments Yes, that's what they mean. Stories in the manuscript that have been previously published and where :-)


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