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ABA Journal / Ross Contest for Short Fiction

Captivate us with a work of legal fiction and win $3,000

Posted Apr 14, 2014 3:01 PM CDT
By Molly McDonough

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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.

Click here to see the full contest rules and the entry form.

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