McSweeney’s First-Ever Student Short Story Contest

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by Maru Pabón

The endlessly funny and clever folks at McSweeney’s are having their first ever student short story contest. The entry fee gets you a year’s subscription to the Quarterly, and the winner gets their story published in issue 51, plus $500!

Contestants must currently be students (undergraduate or graduate) and stories must be under 7,500 words. But that’s it for rules. The submission period runs from July 30 — August 31, 2014, so fellow students, go take advantage of these last weeks of freedom before the return to academia reins in your creativity.

For more information, check out the official guidelines here or on the submissions page. Godspeed!

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