Deadline: August 15, 2022
Entry fee: $25
About the competition
The Moment Magazine-Karma Foundation Short Fiction Contest encourages writers to unpublished short fiction related to Judaism or Jewish culture or history. Established in 2000, judges and special guests for this international annual contest have included Joyce Carol Oates, Robert Pinsky, Walter Mosley, Nicole Krauss, Erica Jong, Jonathan Safran Foer, Geraldine Brooks, Andre Aciman and Dara Horn.
The contest is now accepting submissions for the 2022 contest. The moment will award up to three prizes to outstanding works of unpublished short fiction with Jewish content, including $1,000 for first place.
After the submission deadline, Moment editors will review all stories and contact winners if their stories are being considered for publication. Moment Magazine reserves the right at all times to select material for publishing. All selected material is subject to editing by Moment editors.
- Eligibility: The Contest is open to all individuals residing in or outside the United States, except where prohibited. Directors, officers and employees of Moment Magazine, the Center for Creative Change, the Karma Foundation and members of their household and immediate family are ineligible.
- How to Enter: Submissions will be accepted from January 1 of each calendar year to the deadline published on the Moment Magazine website. Dates and deadlines may be changed or extended at the sole discretion of Moment Magazine. Entries not accompanied by a signed copy of the rules will not be considered. Contestants may submit multiple entries, but each entry must be received under separate cover and must contain all items listed in Paragraph 4.
- Entries become the sole property of Moment Magazine and will not be returned.
- Reader’s Fee: Each Contest entry must include a payment of $25. This fee is nonrefundable. Entries submitted without this fee will not be considered.
- Entries: Each Contest entry should contain the following:
- An original work of fiction with Jewish content (“Submission”). Submissions should be entirely the work of the contestant. Submissions should be double-spaced, in 12-point Times New Roman font and no longer than 5,000 words. The contestant’s name should not appear anywhere on the Submission.
- A payment of $25.
- Confirmation of having read and understood the Contest rules.
- Judging: The Sponsors will appoint, at their sole discretion, a judge or judges responsible for determining the Contest winners. All decisions of the Sponsors and judge(s) are at all times final.
- Submit your entry here.