Posted Apr 14, 2014 08:01 pm CDT
Calling all legal fiction writers: The ABA Journal is now accepting entries for the 2014 ABA Journal/Ross Writing Contest for Short Fiction.
All entries must be original works of fiction of no more than 5,000 words which illuminate the role of the law and/or lawyers in modern society.
The winning author will receive $3,000, a cash prize made possible by a trust from the estate of Judge Erskine M. Ross of Los Angeles. This is the second year of the short fiction contest. Michigan lawyer Lance Hendrickson won the inaugural short fiction contest last year with his story “A dead child, an old grudge, and a lawyer caught between the facts and the truth.”
Entries, just one per author, are due no later than 5 p.m. CDT Monday, June 30.