Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Posted By on Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 3:46 PM

UPDATE: Scratch that: ONE DAY LEFT. Like, 11 hours! YOU HAVE 11 HOURS LEFT 

We know it's the holidays, okay? We get that. 

You only have one shot (per year) to have your fiction published in the Inlander, though. And you only have one week left to enter. Nine days, to get precise. At 11:59 pm, Dec. 1, the window shuts on the entry period.

To be fair, we've been telling you about this for a while

This is the only fiction that is ever published in the Inlander. That would make you a pioneer. And the topic this year is important:


Talk about the economy. Talk about family. Talk about a veterinarian and her selfless attempts to save a marmot with colic.

As long as it meditates on ideas of the burdens and debts we owe, either as a society or as individuals, it's fair game. You have stories to tell, and we'd like to read them, in the form of a 2000-word-or-less piece of fiction (full details below).

So take the long weekend and put quill to ink or finger to keyboard key, however you work your magic, and tell us a story.

If you don't do it, you'll wish you had. In the immortal words of John Donne: "Send not to knowFor whom the blog bellows, it bellows for thee."

FULL DETAILS: Submit original, unpublished short stories, under 2,000 words, dealing with the concept of debt, however you wish to define it.

DEADLINE: Stories must be emailed to luke@inlander.com by Dec. 1. The subject line of the email should read "Fiction Contest Entry." The best stories will be published in our Dec. 22 Issue.

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Luke Baumgarten

Luke Baumgarten is commentary contributor and former culture editor of the Inlander. He is a creative strategist at Seven2 and co-founder of Terrain.