ABA Journal

Current Contests

ABA Journal/Ross Contest for Short Fiction

The ABA Journal will accept entries for the 2023 ABA Journal/ Ross Writing Contest for Legal Short Fiction (“The Contest”) through May 15, 2023.

Entries should be original works of fiction, no longer than 5,000 words. Entries should illuminate the role of law and/or lawyers in modern life. The winner will receive a prize of $5,000.

Learn more: ABA Journal/Ross Writing Contest for Legal Short Fiction

Previous: Cartoon Caption Contest

Readers were asked to help us craft captions for cartoons that were published in upcoming issues of the magazine.

Check out all the cartoon contests here, or view galleries of the best cartoons of 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014.