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2010 Asian American Short Story Contest


Entries are now being accepted for the 2010 Asian American Short Story Contest–the only national, pan-Asian American writing competition of its kind.

The contest’s sponsors are two of the leading promoters of Asian American literary arts: Hyphen magazine is a non-profit news and culture magazine and blog that focuses on exploring Asian American identity, and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop (AAWW) is the most prominent organization in the country dedicated to exceptional literature by writers of Asian descent.

Fiction Writers Review is proud to be a media partner for the 2010 contest.

This year’s judges are Alexander Chee and Jaed Coffin. Ten finalists will receive a one-year subscription to Hyphen and a one-year membership to AAWW, and one grand prize winner will also receive $1,000 and publication in Hyphen.

The contest is open to all writers of Asian descent living in the United States and Canada, and there is no required theme. For full contest instructions, visit The deadline for submission is March 31st, 2010 (postmark deadline), and winners will be announced by June 16.

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Preeta Samarasan

Preeta Samarasan

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