2012-07-27 / Front Page
Calling allfiction writers
If you think you have a knack for writing, we invite you to put your creative juices to work and take part in the upcoming Fiction in a Nutshell contest.
Here’s how the Acorn’s popular annual competition works:
In 100 words or less, write a fiction story and email it to email@example.com. You may also send it by mail to the address on page 4. Include your name, address, age and phone number. This information must be included.
Make it sci-fi, drama, adventure, romance or anything else from the world of make-believe. You’ll be judged on writing, creativity and topic. Remember, no more than 100 words, fiction only (nothing from the real world), and no poems, please. One entry per person.
Fiction in a Nutshell winners will be announced in two categories: under 18 and 18 and over. Each winner will receive a $50 prize and their story and brief bio will be printed in the Acorn.
All entries must be received by noon Fri., Aug. 24. Winners will be announced Fri., Sept. 7. (Search “Fiction in a Nutshell” at www.theacorn.com to see past winners.)
It’s not easy to tell a tall tale in a paragraph or two, but that’s the fun of it. Start those imaginations running!