Moment Magazine is now accepting submissions for the 2023 Moment Magazine-Karma Foundation Short Fiction Contest. Moment will award up to three prizes to outstanding works of unpublished short fiction with Jewish content.

Winners may be invited to an awards ceremony. If so, the contest covers a round trip flight or train fare and one night in a hotel, if necessary. All travel arrangements are to be made by Moment.

The judge published in promotional materials judges the finalists. At all times, all decisions are final.

After the completion of the contest, Moment editors will review winning stories. Editors will contact winners if their stories are being considered for publication. Moment Magazine reserves the right at all times to select material for publishing. All selected material is subject to editing by Moment editors.

Entry Fees:

$25 for each entry (multiple submissions are accepted). Please make checks payable to: Moment Magazine-Karma Short Fiction Contest. Note: The $25 is a reader fee and does not in any way give persons who enter the contest any legal rights.


September 15, 2023.

The author's name must not appear anywhere on the manuscript.

Maximum length for prose is 5,000 words.  

Click HERE to read official rules.

No previously published works, or works already accepted for publication elsewhere, are eligible. Work may be under consideration elsewhere, but must be withdrawn from the competition if accepted for publication.

Official Rules

We invite up to ten US journalists - reporters and editors - in the early stages of covering or interested in covering the Middle East region to apply to our 2023 fellowship program. Selected candidates will participate in a series of webinars and in-person meetings with lecturers, experts and analyst covering diverse and different subjects pertaining to the region. We will also cover the actual on-the-ground reporting challenges and opportunities in the Middle East region. Fellows will be awarded a $5000 stipend, travel costs to D.C., where in-person meetings will take place, and a certificate from Moment Institute at completion of the program.

For the application form we ask you to provide work samples, two references and two short (500 word) essays about your professional experiences and goals and your reasons for applying to our program.

Applications will be processed upon submission. Selected candidates will be invited to a 20- to 30-minute virtual interview.

Application forms are open until we have confirmed the class or until March 15, 2023.

Once confirmed, we will ask you for a headshot and a 100-word biography for our announcement on our website.

NOTE: We are working with Submittable to rectify a glitch when sending our acknowledgment after receiving your application. Even if the email says "Thank you for applying to the Moment Karma Fiction writing contest" it does arrive at MIMEF. We apologize for any confusion until this has been resolved. For questions, please, email Birgit at brieck@momentmag.com

Moment Magazine Karma Foundation Short Fiction Contest