Entries must be postmarked by August 1st, and stories should run between 3,000 and 4,500 words (double-spaced on pages that are unstapled and numbered). And no, your story (or stories: multiple submissions permitted) need not have a Memphis or Southern theme, but authors must live within a 150-mile radius of Memphis.
Mail manuscripts (along with your name, address, phone number, and the title of your story on a separate sheet of paper), along with a $10 entry fee per story submitted, to Fiction Contest, c/o Memphis magazine, P.O. Box 1738, Memphis TN 38101. No stories by fax or e-mail, please.
Questions? Contact Marilyn Sadler at 901-521-9000 or at email@example.com. For more information on the contest and updates, go to memphismagazine.com and click on "Arts & Events."
The 2010 Memphis magazine fiction contest is co-sponsored by Burke's Book Store and Davis-Kidd Booksellers.
For talented fiction writers in the area with no connection to the University of Memphis, you've got until July 20th. That's the deadline to apply for this fall's Moss Workshop in Fiction at the U of M. Your workshop leader: award-winning novelist, short-story writer, poet, and essayist Richard Bausch, who holds the university's Lillian and Morrie A. Moss Chair of Excellence in English.
Submitted manuscripts should not run more than 20 pages. Include your name, phone number, and e-mail address.
Mail your manuscript and information to:
Richard Bausch, Moss Workshop, Department of English, 429 Patterson Hall, The University of Memphis, Memphis TN 38152.
The workshop, limited to 12 students and beginning the last week of August, will meet at night throughout the fall inside the U of M's Patterson Hall.
For more information, contact Jan Coleman at 901-678-4692 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.