Tuesday, October 25, 2011

It's Fiction 101 Time Again

Posted By on Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 11:20 AM

Do you have a gift for getting your point across quickly, yet colorfully? Now's your chance to prove it.

Boise Weekly is now accepting entries for our annual Fiction 101 Contest, highlighting some of the best short fiction writing in the Treasure Valley, and you have just a few weeks to get your entries in.

As the name implies, all entries must be exactly 101 words—not counting the title—as counted by Microsoft Word. All genres are welcome, with the exception of poetry. Please, no poetry. And no handwritten entries, either.

Writers are allowed to enter as many stories as they like, but each must be accompanied by a $10 entry fee. And, no, we're not trying to profit from your hard work. All entry fees will go toward cash prizes for the winners. All entries must also have the writer's full name, address and phone number on the BACK of each entry—and please make sure that information is readable.

Winners will be published in the Jan. 4, 2012, edition of Boise Weekly and honored at a special reading event on First Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at Rediscovered Bookshop. Watch for more info on this event soon.

Here's what you really need to pay attention to: All entries must be received in the Boise Weekly office by no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16. They can be dropped off in person or mailed to 523 Broad St., Boise, ID, 83702, but all must include the $10 per entry fee.

If you have questions, please call office manager Shea Sutton at 208-344-2055.


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