Attention all writers with a gift for brevity: We are now accepting submissions for the 2014 Boise Weekly Fiction 101 Contest.
That's right, everyone's favorite short-fiction writing contest is back and, as usual, writers have only 101 words to dazzle our panel of judges for a shot at never-ending fame—or at least a cash prize and bragging rights.
Submissions are due in the BW office no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6. Entries can be dropped off in person or mailed to 523 Broad St., Boise, ID 83702. If you decide to mail your entry, please don't send cash.
All entries must be exactly 101 words long (not counting the title) as determined by Microsoft Word. And while we encourage creativity, please keep your poetry—it's not allowed. Writers can enter as many stories as they would like, but each one must have the writer's name, address, phone number and email address on the BACK and be accompanied by the $10 per story entry fee. Entry fees will go toward the lovely cash prizes that will be awarded to the top finishers.
Everyone is invited to enter—except Boise Weekly employees or freelancers. Sorry.
Winning entries will be published in the Jan. 1, 2014 edition of Boise Weekly. Authors will also be honored at a special reading and Q&A at Rediscovered Books in downtown Boise. Because the edition lands so close to the New Years holiday, we've pushed back the annual reading to First Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
For more information or questions, cal BW Office Manager Meg Natti at 208-344-2055.