Nabila Lovelace is a first-generation Queens native; her people hail from Trinidad & Nigeria. She is the author of Sons of Achilles (YesYes Books, 2018), her debut book of poetry, and has work published or forthcoming in Narrative Northeast, Washington Square Review, Day One, ESPNW, & Vinyl. You can currently find her kicking it in Tuscaloosa.
Robert Olen Butler has published sixteen novels and six volumes of short stories, one of which, A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and three of which—Severence, Intercourse, and Weegee Stories—are comprised entirely of short-short stories (225 in all). He was the guest editor for The Best Small Fictions 2015, the inaugural volume for this annual series. He has also published a volume of his lectures on the creative process, From Where You Dream. He was the 2013 recipient of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Outstanding Achievement in American Literature. He teaches creative writing at Florida State University.
The Southeast Review offers two annual contests with cash awards: The World's Best Short-Short Story Contest and The Gearhart Poetry Contest. The winner in each category receives $500 and publication!
This year's judges are Robert Olen Butler, winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, and Nabila Lovelace, co-founder of The Conversation Literary Festival.
Our 2019 contest window is Jan 15th to March 15th.