Monday, 16 February 2009

2009 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest

The 10th Annual Raymond Carver Short Story Contest is now open until March 31st.

The judge is Melvin Sterne, founder and original editor of the magazine.

Salt author Elizabeth Baines came third in this last year, so they are not biased towards American voices, as I might have previously supposed. (I feel that about a lot of US based short story mags/contests, but I'm open to correction...?!)

Prizes: $1000, $750, $500. There are also two editor's choice prizes of $250 each.

For rules see:

Winners will be announced on the website on June 1. Stories will be published in the Summer 2009 issue on June 15.

Any contest related questions, please email

Happy writing!


Totalfeckineejit said...

I'mpretty sure I'm going to win this one if i get me story straight,a tale of Irish space travel and a cure for warts -how much is 1K dolls in yo's?


€783.31. Worth it?