Do you write fiction? We like to read fiction. Send us your best writing for our annual short-fiction contest!

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Entries must be original, previously unpublished works of fiction of no more than 5,000 words that feature a lawyer as a prominent character.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 midnight on August 1st, 2017.

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

By submitting a work for consideration, you grant Lawyerist Media, LLC, an exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable license to publish the work online, and a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable license to publish the work offline, if you win a prize.

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

Past Winners

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