Minnesota Writers Fiction Contest

5 June 2008

mnartists.org 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.

mnartists.org 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 This new literary series showcases previously unpublished short stories by Minnesota writers which are selected by authors, editors, and publishing industry veterans from across the country.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 mnartists.org 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 mnartists.org.

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.


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