Archive for June 5th, 2008

Minnesota Writers Fiction Contest

5 June 2008 seeks new short-short fiction for the summer round of this literary competition and publication series for Minnesota writers. Submission deadline is June 30, 2008.

The deadline for submissions for the second round in this short fiction contest is JUNE 30, 2008. is launching miniStories, a quarterly short-short fiction competition coordinated by Electric Arc Radio’s Geoff Herbach (author of The Miracle Letters of T. Rimburg,Three Rivers Press). This new literary series showcases previously unpublished short stories by Minnesota writers which are selected by authors, editors, and publishing industry veterans from across the country. Winning stories are then published on and in the e-magazine access+ENGAGE. One grand-prize winning author will be selected from each quarter’s miniStories winners by series coordinator Geoff Herbach to receive a paid commission for a longer-form short story which will be published on

There are readings at the Ritz Theater in Minneapolis at the end of each quarter’s contest cycle, at which miniStories winners and judges will read their fiction. An anthology collecting the inaugural year’s miniStories winning fiction will be published in April 2009 and available for sale at area bookstores.


June 2008 scribophile Contest

5 June 2008

Our June contest is about mysteries. We want authors to submit the first chapter to an original mystery novel (the whole thing doesn’t have to be written yet, we just want the first chapter!). We’re looking for a first chapter that’ll set up some colorful characters, present an intriguing case, maybe include a little action, and in the end leave us wanting to read more! Minimum length is 2000 words, maximum is 5000 words. Entry is free to everybody. First prize is a $50 gift card to, 2nd prize is a $25 gift card. The contest runs from June 1, 2008 to June 30, 2008, and winners will be announced by July 7, 2008.

You can find more details on the contest at . Our main site is at .