The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park (EHFOP) fosters understanding of the life and work of Ernest Hemingway, with emphasis on his Oak Park origins and his impact on world literature. Its mission reflects the Foundation's belief in the importance of the written word and the value of thoughtful reading and writing.

The mission is accomplished through

  • outreach to diverse and international audiences through exhibitions, tours, conferences, lectures, discussion groups, publications and other educational programs and through service as a research resource. 
  • restoration and operation of Hemingway's birthplace and the preservation of other Hemingway sites in Oak Park.
  • acquisition, conservation and management of archives and collections related to Hemingway.
  • management of the Foundation's resources – human, financial and physical – by balancing innovation and economy.

HEMINGWAY SHORTS, the EHFOP annual literary journal publication, seeks to capture new voices engaged in writing short fiction. Eleven stories will be selected for publication, and our current and past Writer-in-Residences will assist authors in shaping and editing their work. In order to make space for more historically mis- and underrepresented writers, submissions will not be blind. This article provides further insight to our efforts.

In addition, we manage two (2) college scholarship high school essay contests held annually thru local area high schools in the following school districts (D200 Oak Park-River Forest, D201 Berwyn-Cicero/Morton, D208 Riverside-Brookfield, D209 Proviso Township and D401 Elmwood Park). The chosen student essays are concurrently published within this literary journal.

The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park