Monday, August 11, 2008


With the lack of an anthology market today, I thought I'd pass on this writing contest. Sounds like fun!

The Reader's Place-Tons of interviews and articles Announcing 2008 Contest: Summertime Blues

Tell them in fewer than 1,000 words (in any genre) a short story that takes place in summer. Their panel of judges will be looking for:

1. Good storytelling
2. Unique turn of words
3. Use of these words: summer, hotdogs, campfire, "Kumbiah" and blues.
4. Well-written (grammar, word usage, etc.)

Winning story will receive $50 in prize money and the first and second runner-up will receive two books of their choosing. All three stories will be published on their site. AND you can list your winning honor on writing resume or book proposal.

Guidelines: (posted July 8, 2008)

  • Submit to Connie@ArmchairInte as a Word doc (if not available, submit in inside an email)
  • 1,000 words maximum
  • Please underline the required words used
  • Genre of your story
  • Your favorite genre
  • Only one submission per person
  • On cover sheet, list name, email and mailing address
  • Deadline is September 30, 2008

Winners will be notified after the judging decisions are made.

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