for fiction writers in MInnesota, MN
- miniStories flash fiction contest launches--we need your short fiction!
mnartists.org is launching a new short-short fiction competition and publication series for
Minnesota writers. Submission deadline is March 28, 2008.
CALL FOR MINNESOTA WRITERS
The deadline for submissions for the first round in this short fiction contest is MARCH 28,
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, forthcoming from Three Rivers Press). This new literary series will showcase
previously unpublished short stories by Minnesota writers which will be selected by
authors, editors, and publishing industry veterans from across the country. Winning
stories will be 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 will be 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.
The judges for the first round of miniStories:
Lindsey Moore, Associate Editor at Crown/Three Rivers Press, NY, NY
Stephanie Wilbur Ash, Books and Literature Editor, Metro Magazine, Twin Cities
David Oppegaard, author of The Suicide Collectors, forthcoming from St. Martin's Press
SUBMISSION SPECIFICATIONS AND ENTRY PROCESS: Any and all genres of fiction
submissions are welcome, but writers must be Minnesota residents and be (or become)
member artists of mnartists.org to enter the contest. Registration on mnartists.org is FREE.
If you need any assistance with creating an mnartists.org page or uploading images we
will work with you! Please email us at info(at)mnartists.org( replace (at) with @). Any
previously unpublished short fiction, from 5-500 words in length, may be submitted for
consideration (submissions longer than 500 words will not be considered). Entrants may
submit up to, but no more than, three pieces per competition cycle. Story submissions
should be emailed as attachments (preferably as Word documents--.doc) to stories(at)
mnartists.org. (replace (at) with @)
miniStories is a publication and reading series presented by mnartists.org, a project of the
McKnight Foundation and the Walker Art Center