Hudson Review Short Story Contest/ How to Submit  (Prize: $2000)
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Hudson Review Short Story Contest/ How to Submit (Prize: $2000)

The Hudson Review is calling for authentic and original short stories for their open contest. 

Founded in 1948, The Hudson Review is a quarterly magazine of literature and the arts published in New York City. Frederick Morgan, one of its founding editors, edited the magazine for its first fifty years. Paula Deitz has been the editor since 1998. The magazine serves as a major forum for the work of new writers and for the exploration of new developments in literature and the arts. It has a distinguished record of publishing little-known or undiscovered writers, many of whom have become major literary figures. 

Each issue contains a wide range of material including poetry, fiction, essays on literary and cultural topics, book reviews, reports from abroad, and chronicles covering film, theatre, dance, music and art. The Hudson Review is distributed in twenty-five countries.

To make a long story short: they want your stories, therefore you should learn how to write interesting stories.

Submission Guidelines for the Hudson Review Short Story Contest

  • The Hudson Review Short Story Contest Guidelines
  • It is open to writers who have never before published in The Hudson Review.
  • Entries have a 10,000-word limit.
  • No simultaneous submissions are allowed.
  • Ensure all works have not been previously published.
  • Before submitting, make sure your entry is eloquently written and understandable.
  • There is no submission fee.
  • Submimissions can either be done online or by mail: (enclose SASE) to 33 W. 67th St., New York, NY 10023.



  • First prize: $1000.
  • Second and third prizes: $500.
  • Winning stories will be published in The Hudson Review. Additionally, all submissions will be considered for publication and payment at their regular rates.

Deadline for Submission

This contest is open from September 1 to November 30, 2023. 


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