The Tishman Review is open for entries to their short story competition in honour of author Tillie Olsen.
“Olsen is one of our heroes,” says the magazine’s co-founder and prose editor Jennifer Porter. “She was born in 1912 on a tenant farm in Nebraska, the daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants. Early in her life, she began crusading for worker rights, jailed for organising packinghouse workers and for participating in strikes. She continued working as an activist her entire life. (…) Olsen died at the age of 95 – a mother, grandmother, award-winning writer, feminist, and human rights and anti-war activist.”
Olsen was the author of the short story collection Tell Me a Riddle and her story Requa I appeared in the publication Best American Short Stories 1971. She also wrote journalistic pieces from the 1930s about the struggle for economic justice.
Entries are invited of unpublished (including online and personal blogs) short stories not longer than 5,000 words in length. Manuscripts and file names must not contain any identifying information. Make sure you follow the formatting guidelines!
All entries must be received through Submittable with the $15 entry fee per story.
The closing date for entries is 30th March 2018.
The final judge is author Tori Malcangio.
Contest winners will be announced on 30th July 2018. The winner will receive $500 and publication in the July issue of The Tishman Review.
All entrants will receive a one-year e-book subscription to The Tishman Review.
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