Raymond Carver Contest Issues
Revisit the stories and read interviews with past contest winners.
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Carve has hosted the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest since 2001. Discover even more past winners in our online stories archive.
The 2019 Raymond Carver Contest
Now in its 19th year, the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest is one of the most renowned fiction contests in the world. Featuring prominent guest judges and offering $2500 across five prizes, the contest delivers exciting new fiction from writers all over the world.
The contest opens each year April 1 - May 15 and prizewinners are published in our annual fall issue in October.
2019 Guest Judge Claire Fuller's three novels, Our Endless Numbered Days, Swimming Lessons, and Bitter Orange are all published by Tin House and have been translated into sixteen languages.