Undergraduate Short Story Contest

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Ready... Set... Write!

photo of posterUndergraduate SHORT STORY Contest

The Taube Center for Jewish Studies invites all Stanford undergraduate students to submit a short story (4000 words maximum) to the first annual short story contest sponsored by the Taube Center for Jewish Studies.

Stories may draw on any aspects of Jewish life, history, and culture, and address any aspect of Jewish experience - historical, religious, non-religious, political, artistic or personal - from within a Jewish perspective or from the perspective of another culture.

Stories will be judged by a panel of three renowned Stanford University authors:

Maya ARAD
Sara HOUGHTELING
Tobias WOLFF

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Grand Prize: $ 600, and a one-year guidance by prize winning author Sara Houghteling.
Second Prize: $ 300
Third Prize: $ 150

Examples of compelling short stories on a Jewish theme are:

Tails of Manhattan by Woody Allen
Rothschild’s Fiddle by Anton Chekhov
We are not Jews by Hanif Kureishi
Photograph by Ronit Matalon

Application deadline: April, 15, 2014

Submit applications to Marie-Pierre Ulloa, Associate Director: mpulloa@stanford.edu