The 2000 National Sephardi Literary Contest (Second Biennial)

  • Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Nonfiction

Awarding over $5,000 in prizes

Deadline: December 31, 2000

Sponsored by the New Association of Sephardi/Mizrahi Artists & Writers International

Cosponsored by Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, New York University and Queens College. Additional cosponsors to be announced.

Jury Members of the NSLC : Marjorie Agosin, Ammiel Alcalay, Ruth Behar, Rebecca Camhi Fromer, Eric Gordon, Diane Matza, Murat Nemet-Nejat, and Ella Shohat


Open to all Jewish writers
One submission per category
Unpublished submissions only
Subject matter and genre open
Affinity for Sephardi, Mizrahi or Anusi experience encouraged
Maximum submission length 3,500 words (15 pages)
Poetry submissions may include a batch of poems
All entries typed, double-spaced on 8.5"x11"
Send clean photocopies
Submissions cannot be returned
Name, address, phone, email on cover page only
Title of your story, nonfiction piece, or poem on each page
Include self-addressed postcard if you would like notification of receipt
Works in other languages are accepted in English translation only
Entry fee per submission is $7

Submit your entries to:

NSLC Jury, Ivri-NASAWI, 1033 N. Orlando Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90069

Winners will be included with 1998 winners in a forthcoming anthology as well as in Ivri-NASAWI periodicals
Mazal bueno!

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