Friday, February 19, 2010

Submit! NPR's 3 Minute Fiction Contest

"Three Minute Fiction" February 2010 Writing Contest

The contest has a simple premise: Listeners send in original short stories that can be read in three minutes or less.

National Public Radio's 3 Minute Fiction Contest

From their website:

For the third round of our contest, we want you to send us original works of fiction inspired by this photograph. NPR book critic Alan Cheuse will choose a winning story to be read on-air...

To read some of the recent winners and runners-up and to read submission guidelines in full, click here.

Highlights from Contest Rules:
HOW TO ENTER. The Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time on February 12, 2010, and entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 28, 2010.


To enter, go to and click on the link "Send Us Your Original Short Story." Fill out the personal information form and upload your entry following the online instructions. Only one (1) entry per person. If you attempt to submit more than one (1) entry by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods, all of your entries may be disqualified. There is no fee to submit an entry. By submitting an entry to the Contest, each entrant agrees to comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and acknowledges that the decisions of the SPONSOR shall be final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest.

In addition, the Story must (a) be in the English language; (b) be no longer than 600 words; (c) be wholly the original work of the entrant, written solely by the entrant; (d) not be copied from any other source; (e) not have been previously broadcast or otherwise distributed or disseminated in any media or format; (f) not be in the public domain; (g) not be in violation of or conflict with the trademark, copyright, rights of privacy, rights of publicity or any other rights, of any kind or nature, of any other person or entity; and (h) not include any language or other content that is indecent, inappropriate, morally objectionable or otherwise unfit for dissemination or broadcast, as determined by the SPONSOR in its sole discretion.

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