$3,000 Short Story Contest from the American Bar Association Journal

The ABA Journal is currently hosting the The Ross Writing Contest for Legal Short Fiction.

The contest offers a $3,000 prize for “original works of fiction of no more than 5,000 words that illuminate the role of the law and/or lawyers in modern society.”

According to their submission guidelines:

“Contest entries will be judged by a panel selected by the editor and publisher of the ABA Journal and the winner confirmed by the ABA Journal Board of Editors. Entries will be judged on the basis of creativity, plot exposition, legal insight and character development.”

The winner must be “U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents.”

The deadline to enter the contest is June 1st, 2019

To learn more, read the contest guidelines.

For more contests, check out this list of 16 free writing contests with cash prizes.


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