29 September 2007

kore press chapbook competition


Lydia Davis


31 October


The 2008 Fiction Award Winner will receive $1,000 plus publication as a stand-alone short-story chapbook.


This competition is open to any woman writing in English, regardless of nationality.

Please submit one copy of a previously unpublished short story, a cover sheet, and a $15 reading fee payable to Kore Press. Please make sure your name, address, phone numbers and email address is on the cover sheet (see below).

All entrants will be notified of results via email. If you wish, you may send a self-addressed stamped postcard to confirm we received your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts cannot be returned.

Cover sheet should include:

  • name
  • address
  • daytime and evening telephone numbers
  • email address
  • title of manuscript

Manuscripts must be:

  • a minimum of 4,000 words and a maximum of 12,000 words
  • on standard white paper, doublespaced
  • paginated
  • unbound
  • anonymous (do not include your name anywhere on the manuscript)
  • original fiction written by the applicant (translations are not eligible)
  • unpublished at the time of submission

If the story is accepted elsewhere during our deliberation process, please notify us immediately.

Send submissions to:

Kore Press, Short Fiction Award
P.O. Box 3044
Tucson, AZ 85702-3044

a word about the judge

An American virtuoso, Lydia Davisis an innovator of the short story form. She is the author of four collections of short fiction, including Varieties of Disturbance (2007). Her fiction has been anthologized in Best American Short Stories and Best American Poetry, and has been published in literary journals ranging from The New Yorker and Harper's to Conjunctions and McSweeney's. Davis is also the translator of numerous avant-garde French novels, memoirs, and volumes of literary criticism.

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