your story On
Selected shorts

How do you get to Symphony Space?

Your story. Performed on stage by a world-renowned actor. And broadcast on public radio.

On Wednesday, March 2, Selected Shorts is hosting an
Evening with Electric Literature. Mike Birbiglia, John Lithgow, and others will perform stories by EL contributors Rick Moody, Lydia Millet and Joy Williams.

Ticket holders to the event are invited to submit to the Electric Shorts Contest, co-hosted by Electric Literature and Selected Shorts. The contest will be judged by Rick Moody and the winning story will be read on stage at Symphony Space by one of the evening’s performers, and featured on the Select Shorts broadcast.

For tickets and event details
click here.

Contest Guidelines

  • Stories must be under 500 words and may not be previously published.
  • You must purchase a ticket to the event to qualify. Please provide your date of purchase and purchaser name with your entry.
  • The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 25. Stories submitted after this deadline will not be considered.
  • Send entries to with the subject “Electric Shorts Contest.”
  • With your submission, please include the following information: Name, Address, Phone Number, Email Address, Title, and Word Count.
  • The winner will be announced at the event.

For extra fun, purchase back issues of Electric Literature and read along!
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