Monday, October 22, 2012

Fiction 101 Entries Now Being Accepted

Posted By on Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 3:33 PM

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Got a knack for telling a compelling story in a teeny tiny time period? Well, it's time to put your words, well, where your words are.

Boise Weekly's annual short fiction writing contest, Fiction 101, is back for its 11th year, which means it's time for writers to start putting their ideas on paper—and then editing the bejesus out of them.

All entries are due at BWHQ no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7.

Here are the vital statistics you need to know:

• All entries must be exactly 101 words as counted by Microsoft Word (excluding the title).

• All entries must be fiction.

• No poetry allowed.

• No handwritten entries.

• All entries must be accompanied by a $10 per story entry fee.

• All entries must have the authors name, address and phone number on the BACK of each story.

• BW employees and freelancers are not eligible to enter.

Entry fees will be used to award cash prizes to the winners, as selected by an illustrious panel of judges. Those winning entries will be published in the Wednesday, Jan. 2, edition of Boise Weekly.

Entries can be dropped off in person or mailed to Boise Weekly, 523 Broad St., Boise, ID, 83702. For more information, contact Office Manager Shea Sutton at 208-344-2055.

Also, be sure to mark your calendars for a little one-on-one time with our winning authors during First Thursday, Jan. 3. BW is once again teaming up with the crew at Rediscovered Books to host a special reading and question-and-answer session with the winning authors. The reading will begin at 7:30 p.m., but look for more details closer to the event.

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