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.