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2021 Contest

The Nick Adams Short Story Contest, now in its forty-ninth year, is open to students currently enrolled at ACM colleges. Students must submit their entries to the English department on their home campus. 


Sandra Cisneros

Photographer: Keith Dannemiller

Final Judge: Sandra Cisneros

Writer Sandra Cisneros will select the prize-winning story in the 2021 Nick Adams Short Story Contest.

Sandra Cisneros is a poet, short story writer, novelist, essayist, performer, and artist whose work explores such themes as Chicana identity, cultural hybridity, and social position. Born in Chicago, her time living in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago served as inspiration for her classic, coming-of-age novel The House on Mango Street (1984), which has sold more than six million copies.