2018 Flash Fiction Creative Writing Contest
Open Call to CBA Members - Submit your Flash Fiction Today!

The Editorial Board of The CBA Record and the CBA Creative Writing Committee invite and encourage CBA members to participate in a Flash Fiction Creative Writing Contest. 

Do you have a story waiting to be told? A poem to share? Or just tired of footnotes and citations? If so, this is the contest for you! 

CBA Members (excluding CBA Board and Officers, CBA staff and Editorial Board members) 

Flash Fiction (1200 words or less) writing contest for CBA Members, coinciding with the Write Across Chicago initiative. Topics do not need to be related to the legal field. Works must be previously unpublished. The CBA retains copyright to materials published in the CBA Record. 

Submit your story and by-line by October 5 

David Beam, Director of Publications at dbeam@chicagobar.org.

Fabulous prizes! Publication in the CBA Record! The winner of the first prize will have their work published in the CBA Record and receive tickets to the CBA’s 95th Annual Bar Show (aka “Christmas Spirits”): “Big Little Laws–A Whodunnit,” November 29-December 2. Second and third prize winners will have their work published in the CBA Record. Publication dates at the discretion of the Editorial Board. 

Submissions will be judged by members of the CBA Editorial Board; a “celebrity” judge (TBD), will assist in judging the final round. Writers are asked to adhere to the CBA Writers’ Guidelines. The CBA will make the final decision regarding suitability for publication of any piece submitted. 

For any further questions, please contact David Beam at 312-554-2042.