An inspiration I had: a contest to celebrate brevity in fiction. Write a story that fits on a postcard! Send it to me. I'll choose my favourite and give it a prize -- let's say $25. Entries open now until 15th May, 2012. All postcards I have received through that date will be in the running -- yes, from anyone anywhere in the world. My choice will be entirely capricious and not at all fair as it will be based on my own tastes. Yes, I'm sure the postcard itself could figure into my decision, so choose wisely. Stories remain your copyright, though you must allow me to post them here if I'm of a mind to do so (I will certainly post the winner). Winner to be announced within five days of the end of the contest. Failure to respond to my email indicating you are the winner within five days will lead to me choosing another winner. Anything else I need to clarify? Let me know.
How to do it:
1. Get a postcard.
2. Write a story on it.
3. Include your email address if you want a chance to win.
4. Send your postcard with sufficient stampage to:
Kate Laity c/o
Moore Institute/Institiúid de Móra
Please share the contest with all your writer and would-be-writer friends. Yes, I'm sure it will figure in my research somehow :-)
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*This contest funded in part (though not authorised by) the Fulbright Foundation.