We’re looking for stories that capture a personal moment in time, whether happy or sad, that hold a message for the reader. You don’t need to have had a trauma to write your story, but you do need to deal with situations that touch the heart, situations that make others say, If that happened to me how would I react? Don’t hold back. Give free reign to your emotions
ELIGIBILITY: Stories must be previously unpublished and contain Jewish Content. By submitting a story the author grants JewishStoryWriting.com first publication rights for 18 months. However, after the contest that an author enters is finished and the winners announced, the author may request first publication or simultaneous publication rights from JewishStoryWriting.com. In all events, the author retains copyright at all times. Multiple submissions accepted.
JUDGE: Sherri Mandell won the National Jewish Book Award for her spiritual memoir “The Blessing of a Broken Heart.” Translated into three languages, the book was adapted into a stage play which opened at the San Diego Repertory Company. In 2010 she won first prize in Moment Magazine’s Karma Short Fiction Prize. In 2004, she won Jewish Woman International’s Women to Watch Award and was awarded an ADL Partners in Peace Award. Aish Ha Torah gave her its Woman of Valour Award in 2011. Sherri and her husband direct the Koby Mandell Foundation which runs summer camps and other programs for the bereaved families of terror victims in Israel.
MAXIMUM LENGTH: 5000 words
WINNERS ANNOUNCED: September 12, 2012
- 1st Place Winner: $500
- 2nd, 3rd, 4th Place Winner: $50
- 1st Place Winner’s story will appear on the JewishStoryWriting.com Homepage. All winning stories will be included in the annual JewishStoryWriting.com Anthology.
- Contest Entry: $25.00
- Critique only: $35.00
- Contest Entry with Critique: $55.00
For submissions: via the online entry page (scroll down for the submit button)