Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Contests on Two Coasts

Ever-prolific author Warren Adler (War of the Roses, etc.) is sponsoring his second annual short story contest. The theme is New York City:

Born-and-bred, out-of-towner, tourist for a day, or just longing and dreaming to visit, you’ve got a story about New York, some moment or snapshot you feel evokes this mad, exciting city and the fascinating people at its core.

Maybe you’ve already written it and have it buried deep in your desk drawer or in the bowels of your hard drive. Or maybe it’s still bouncing around your head, waiting for that chance bolt to strike you.

Try telling it in no more than 2,500 words and you might share it with the world.

There's a $15 dollar entry fee; deadline is January 15, 2008. Full info here.

Way out West, AbeBooks is sponsoring a Steinbeck Festival Contest. The winner receives two weekend passports ($300 value) and two nights' accommodation at the Steinbeck Festival (Aug. 2-5) in the Salinas Valley. Don't delay--enter today!

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