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The Cabin's Writers in the Attic Competition Adds Fuel as Death Rattle Deadlines Loom

Harrison Berry Sep 6, 2018 12:57 PM
When one door closes, another opens. Now, as deadlines loom for submissions to Death Rattle Writers Fest, submissions have opened for the eighth edition of The Cabin's Writers in the Attic short story and poetry competition.

Death Rattle Writers Fest is around the corner, this year taking over venues across downtown Nampa from Friday, Oct. 5, to Sunday, Oct. 7, with live readings of poetry, prose and flash fiction, not to mention the annual book fair.

Ben Schultz
Death Rattle Writers Festival will take place at venues in downtown Nampa Friday-Sunday, Oct. 5-7.
It's one of the biggest literary events of the year, and slots are still open for the live readings portion of the festival. Submissions (applications, really) are due Saturday, Sept. 15, and must include a double-spaced work of prose of 800 words or less, poetry (there's a six-poem limit) or a 500-word-or-less work of flash fiction written on the theme of "oracles & oathbreakers."

Find more details about the submission process at the Death Rattle website.

Meanwhile, The Cabin threw a launch party for Song: Writers in the Attic in August, and the literary organization is already gearing up for 2019. The theme for the next edition of its annual contest, which will drop next summer, is "fuel," and entries are due by Monday, Feb. 4, 2019.

Entries must fit the theme and stay under 1,500 words in length. A blind judge will consider each entry for publication, and the $15 entry fee ($10 for members) covers a maximum of three poems or short stories. Check out The Cabin's website for more information.

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