Monday, April 26, 2010

Short Fiction Competition: RRofihe Trophy Short Story Contest

Open City's 2010 RRofihe Trophy Short Story Contest
Postmark Deadline: October 15
7th year! The RRofihe Trophy for an unpublished short story!
Limit: 5,000 words.
Winner receives: $500, trophy, and publication in Open City magazine. Judge: Rick Rofihe.


Stories should be typed, double-spaced, on 8 1/2" x 11" paper with the author's name and contact information on the first page and name and story title on the upper right corner of the remaining pages.
One submission per author. Author must not have been previously published in Open City.

Mail submissions to:
270 Lafayette Street, Suite 1412
New York, NY 10012

Enclose a self-addressed stamped business envelope (SASE) to receive names of winner and honorable mentions. All manuscripts are non-returnable and will be recycled.

Reading fee is $10. Check or money order payable to RRofihe.
See the complete guidelines here.

Rick Rofihe is the author of FATHER MUST, a collection of short stories published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Grand Street, Open City, Swink, Unsaid, and on epiphanyzine, slushpilemag and . His nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, The Village Voice, SPY and The East Hampton Star, and on A recipient of the Whiting Writers' Award, he has taught MFA writing at Columbia University. He currently teaches privately in New York City, and is an advisor to the Vilcek Foundation for their 2011 prizes in the field of literature. Rick is the editor of the new online literary journal

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