Thursday, October 2, 2014

Announcing the 2014 Arkansas Times Fiction Contest

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In our honorable and ongoing quest for new ideas and quality writing, the Arkansas Times will be hosting our first-ever Fiction Contest this year. Spread the word: We're looking for short stories which, in some significant or minor way, engage the question of what it means to live in Arkansas in 2014. Yes, that's an intentionally vague prompt — we want you to surprise us. Winners will get a cash prize (not yet determined) and will be published as the centerpiece of our Fiction Issue this December.

Submissions must be previously unpublished (this is important) and should be no longer than 3,000 words. Writers have to have lived in Arkansas for at least one year to submit. (I'm not entirely sure how we'll enforce that, but trust that we will.) We'll be announcing our esteemed Guest Judge in coming weeks.

The deadline for all submissions will be Monday, November 10, at 5 p.m. Send your short story (one per applicant, please) to will@arktimes.com, with the subject line "Fiction Contest."

UPDATE: Writers must currently live in Arkansas. 

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    Writers, it's not too late to submit to the 2014 Arkansas Times Fiction Contest. We're looking for short stories which, in some significant or minor way, engage the question of what it means to live in Arkansas in 2014. The First Place winner will receive $250 and Second Place will receive $150. Winners will also be published as the centerpiece of our Fiction Issue this December. Trenton Lee Stewart, Arkansas native and bestselling author of the "Mysterious Benedict Society" series and the Arkansas-set "Flood Summer," has agreed to serve as our Guest Judge. /more/
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    October 7, 2014
    We here at the Arkansas Times are very excited to announce Trenton Lee Stewart as the Guest Judge for our 2014 Fiction Contest. A graduate of Hendrix College and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Stewart is the author of the New York Times best-selling "Mysterious Benedict Society" series as well as the Arkansas-set "Flood Summer" /more/
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