Submissions must be entered by 11:59 PM EST on March 1, 2019.
Writers of all ages and nationalities are eligible.
The story must have a title.
We do not accept work that has been previously published in print, online, or any other medium.
We do not accept works in translation.
Once entered, we do not accept revisions for any stories. Your $25 is nonrefundable.
You may enter as many stories as you like, but a $25 fee is required for each story.
We no longer accept mailed, paper submissions. Stories received in the mail will be returned unread with your uncashed check. If you have problems with the online form or are unable to submit online for some extenuating circumstance, please contact Selected Shorts directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make sure your work reaches us.
Notes From A Black Woman’s Diary: Selected Works of Kathleen Collins edited by Nina Lorez Collins
“The writer and filmmaker Kathleen Collins died in 1988, at the age of 46 — young, brilliant and, for the most part, unknown. Her work — including Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?, a collection of short stories published for the first time in 2016 — has been rediscovered and embraced in recent years. Now a new book has arrived, Notes From a Black Woman’s Diary, a grab bag of letters, diary entries, short stories, plays and screenplays. ‘Her voice and vision are idiosyncratic and pitiless, combining mischief and crisp authority, formal experimentation and deep feeling,’ our critic Parul Sehgal writes.”