Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fiction contest explores "Spirits," enter by Nov. 21 for chance at cash prizes

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click to enlarge Fiction contest explores "Spirits," enter by Nov. 21 for chance at cash prizes
Holiday antics, booze, ghosts — it's up to you.

Early submissions for the Inlander's 2014 Short Fiction Contest have started to roll in. You now have just a month left to knock out that masterpiece, so keep the entries coming and spread the word: We're giving out cash!

Sure, your writing is about the art — carefully crafting those soul-penetrating truths, each aching for immortality in ink. But money's nice, too.

The theme this year is "Spirits," however you would like to define or interpret it.

We try to keep the contest rules simple. Submit original, unpublished stories of less than 2,000 words by Nov. 21. All stories must mention at least one local landmark. Writers can submit more than one story. 

The Inlander will award winning writers a total of $500 in cash prizes. Top stories will also run in our Dec. 25 issue.

Send entries or questions to me at: [email protected].

For some writerly inspiration, set aside some time to peruse these interviews with influential authors on methods and motivations over at The Paris Review.

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Staff writer Jacob Jones covers criminal justice, natural resources, military issues and organized labor for the Inlander.