Doug Fir Fiction Award

24 July 2009

Every Story Begins Somewhere

At The Bear Deluxe Magazine, the Pacific Northwest’s leading environmental arts publication, many short fiction stories and their authors find their first recognition through the Doug Fir Fiction Award. Now in its third year, this annual contest celebrates writing related to the natural world, sense of place or environmental issues.

Deadline: September 8, 2009 (postmark)

Prize: $1,000 and publication

Judge: Jon Raymond, The Half-Life, Livability, (Bloomsbury), and the movies Old Joy, Wendy and Lucy

Word limit: 5,000

$15 reading fee

Mail formatted submissions and entry fee (check or money order in U.S. dollars) to Orlo/The Bear Deluxe Magazine, P.O. Box 10342, Portland, Oregon 97296 USA

Publication reach: 44,000

Open to all writers in English

Complete submission guidelines: www.orlo.org

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