Join the 2011 Asian American Short Story Contest

Get those laptops and creative minds ready! Hyphen magazine and The Asian American Writers’ Workshop (AAWW), a literary nonprofit, are accepting entries for the fourth annual Asian American Short Story Contest. The contest is looking for stories that take the reader “outside yourself into a new experience, one you haven’t lived but recognize completely, and subtly, magically show you something new about yourself.”

The first place gets a $1,000, their story published in an issue of Hyphen, and the honorable title of “Short Story of the Year.” The second place winner gets $350, but both winners get a year subscription to Hyphen, along with a year membership to AAWW. Eight finalists will also get a year subscription to Hyphen and a year membership to AAWW.

The deadline to submit stories is May 16, 2011. Read the submission guidelines for more details. Happy writing—we can’t wait to read your story!