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Contests: Raymond Carver | Esoteric Contest

 

The contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered! Winners will be announced August 1.

 

2014 RAYMOND CARVER SHORT STORY CONTEST - 15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

This is the 15th anniversary of the contest and to celebrate we are offering our biggest grand prize yet: $1500! The Raymond Carver contest attracts stories from around the world and is known to award top prizes to virtual unknowns and never-been-published writers. Many prizewinners often credit placing in the contest as the springboard for their career as a writer.

Read our blog’s Q&As conducted last year with several past prizewinners of the Raymond Carver Contest.

 

GUEST JUDGE

This year, we are ecstatic to announce AIMEE BENDER as our guest judge!

Aimee Bender is the author of five books: The Girl in the Flammable Skirt (1998) which was a NY Times Notable Book, An Invisible Sign of My Own (2000) which was an L.A. Times pick of the year, Willful Creatures(2005) which was nominated byThe Believer as one of the best books of the year, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake (2010) which recently won the SCIBA award for best fiction, and an Alex Award, and The Color Master, released this last August, a NY Times Notable book for 2013.

Her short fiction has been published in Granta, GQ, Harper’s, Tin House, McSweeney’s, The Paris Review, and many more places, as well as heard on PRI’s This American Life and Selected Shorts. She has received two Pushcart prizes, was nominated for the TipTree award in 2005, and the Shirley Jackson short story award in 2010. Her fiction has been translated into sixteen languages.

She lives in Los Angeles, where she teaches creative writing at USC.

 

 

For additional questions about the contest, please email us at contest@carvezine.com.