Submit a manuscript of no more than 3,000 words either as a hard copy to our offices or online. All works of fiction must in some way incorporate "X" as a theme, a metaphor, whatever. You can use the word as any way you like; just use it well. Originality is encouraged, and the word count is enforced.
1st place, $1,000
2nd place, $250
3rd place, $100
Deadline is Fri., Nov. 19, 5 p.m.
Winners will be published in Creative Loafing and honored at an awards ceremony.
Send submissions to:
Creative Loafing Atlanta
ATTN: Fiction Contest
384 Northyards Blvd., Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30313
Or submit online
Contest is open to Georgia-residents only.
Fiction contest rules:
Stories must reference the theme, "X," in some fashion, even tangentially. Originality counts.
Writers must be Georgia residents.
Stories must be no more than 3,000 words.
Three winners will appear in the Jan. 6 issue of Creative Loafing.
If entry is being submitted via snail mail, send one copy of a typed, double-spaced, unpublished manuscript. List your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and title of the story on the cover page only. Please staple all pages together. Be prepared to submit the story electronically if chosen for publication.
One story per entrant.
Judges will make their decision based on originality, style and literary quality.Manuscripts must be the original work of the entrant, unpublished and not currently under consideration for publication. No excerpts from longer works will be considered, nor will stories previously entered in a CL Fiction Contest. Do not send originals. Entries will not be returned. Staff members of Creative Loafing, Inc. and current freelancers are not eligible to enter. The author retains copyright, but Creative Loafing reserves the right to publish entries in both its print and online editions.
All entries must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19. No exceptions, so don't ask.
Finalists will be contacted by email or phone on or around Dec. 22.
No phone calls please.