The latest edition of Annual Manual is in the oven right now, and we're so tickled that it's almost done that we decided to offer a sneak preview.
Check out this image of one of our featured photos in the making—thanks to the folks at Guru Donuts.
If you think that looks tasty, just wait until you pick up the new Annual Manual, on stands Wednesday, July 31.
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.
Luckily, we only have to endure one more day of this hateful bile until Best of Boise publishes Wednesday, Sept. 26. Then we can get back to the calm and reasoned debate of the presidential election.
Scandal! Outrage! ANGRY WORDS IN ALL CAPS WITH EXCESS EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!! The super PACs attacking Best of Boise entrants are at it again, and this time, they've gone after Bittercreek Ale House for its patio. Do their smear tactics know no boundaries?
If only this madness would end sometime around Wednesday, Sept. 26, when BoB finally publishes, just to select a date at random. If only ...
The unchecked flow of money trying to influence Best of Boise voters has struck again. Its target this time? Boise Fry Company. And its allegations are too scandalous to be typed. They must be seen in the video below.
When will this madness end? Perhaps on Wednesday, Sept. 26, when Best of Boise publishes.
If you've already started your voting process, make sure that you have answered at least 15 questions and validated your account through your email to ensure that your votes count.
If you haven't even logged on to start the ballot, now's the time. Click on the link and set up an account with Urban Chalk (the company hosting our survey this year), validate it and get to voting.
Remember, if you don't vote, you can't complain about the results.
Well, those days are over. Now it's time for the real anxiety to set in. For the final two weeks of voting, the daily rankings will be kept secret, so you're just going to have to rally the troops and cross your fingers until the final results are unveiled in the Wednesday, Sept. 26, edition of Boise Weekly.
You didn't really expect us to give up our favorite part of Best of Boise, did you?
For those who haven't voted yet, don't worry, there's still time. Voting is open through midnight on Sunday, Aug. 26. You don't have to complete the ballot all at once, but you do have to answer at least 15 questions by the close of the survey to have your answers count.
And very, very importantly, once you've set up your online voting account, don't forget to check your email and verify your account or none of your answers will count, regardless of how many categories you've voted in.
To find the survey, just go to the boiseweekly.com homepage and click on the link ... or you could just use this one.
On Wednesday morning, business owners across the Treasure Valley tore open the Boise Weekly to find out if they had won a coveted Readers' Choice BOB. Photog Laurie Pearman snapped shots of BW staffers as they passed out certificates and stickers to some super giddy winners.
Here's a slideshow documenting all the celebratory smiles and high-fives.
Wanna meet these folks face-to-face? Make sure to stop by our big BOB bash on Sunday, Oct. 2, from 2-6 p.m. at the Linen Building for a cocktail, a nosh and some serious schmoozing.
The Best of Boise Staff Picks issue hit stands today. And though it's packed with besty bestness, there was plenty more that was cut for space.
Like this one for example: Boise's Best Piggyback Ride? The Abe Lincoln statue in Julia Davis Park. Giddyup Mr. President, giddyup.
Check out the rest of Boise's best here.