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Wednesday, February 19 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Short Stories: The Art Form and the 2020 Texas bar Journal Contest

presented by the Entertainment & Sports Law Section and American Short Fiction

The Texas Bar Journal’s 2020 short story contest is here, and submissions are due by 5 p.m. on March 2!

Dust that story off and come hear what makes a short story great. Award-winning authors and ASF Assistant Editors Emily Chammah and Maurice Chammah will share craft tips and the expertise they’ve gained while reading submissions for American Short Fiction and running the Insider Prize (A Writing Contest for Those Incarcerated in Texas Prisons), including practical advice on what editors look for when reading submissions and how to make your story stand out. American Short Fiction is a 501 (c) (3) award-winning literary magazine homegrown in Austin, TX.

Emily Chammah and Maurice Chammah are assistant editors at American Short Fiction and co-direct the Insider Prize. Emily is the development associate at Austin Bat Cave. In 2019, as a Fulbright Fellow in creative writing, she conducted research for a novel in Amman, Jordan. She is the winner of the PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers for a short story she wrote that was published in The Common. Maurice is a staff writer at The Marshall Project, where he reports on the U.S. criminal justice system. He is currently at work on a book about the rise and fall of the death penalty, which won the 2019 J. Anthony Lukas Work-In-Progress Book Award.

Note that there will be no CLE credit for this presentation, and space is limited.

Cost for Entertainment & Sports Section members: $15
Cost for Austin Bar members: $20
Cost for Non-members: $30

Lunch will be provided.

CLICK HERE to register.

Questions? Contact Blair Dancy.

Location

Hilgers House
712 W. 16th St.
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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Costs

Cost for Entertainment & Sports Section members: $15
Cost for Austin Bar members: $20
Cost for Non-members: $30

Lunch will be provided.

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