Legal Fiction: Short Story Contest

$3,000 Legal Fiction: Short Story Contest

from the American Bar Association Journal

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

Legal FictionThe contest offers a $3,000 prize for Legal Fiction “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 will be notified on or before July 31, 2017.

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

The deadline to enter the contest is May 31st, 2017.

To learn more about Legal Fiction Short Story Contest by clicking on, read the contest guidelines.

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