Call for Submissions: Lawyerist’s 3rd Annual Short-Fiction Contest


Our short-fiction contest is open to all writers. If you have a story to tell (in 5,000 words or less), we want to read it! Submissions are due on June 1st, and the top two entries will receive cash awards and be published right here on Lawyerist.

Submission Guidelines

Entries must be original, previously unpublished works of fiction of no more than 5,000 words that feature a lawyer as a prominent character. Entries must be submitted by email to no later than June 1, 2016.

The top entries will be posted on Lawyerist. The top two entries will receive cash awards of $200 (first place) and $100 (runner up). The top entries will also be published on

By submitting a work for consideration, you grant Lawyerist Media, LLC, a perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to publish the work in any format, whether print or digital.

Contest entries will be judged by an independent panel selected by the editors of Lawyerist. The winner and runner up will be announced as soon as possible.

Read the winning stories from previous years.

Featured image: “Pensive writer working on her book” from Shutterstock.


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