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Finding Significance in the Everyday: Maybe the Ordinary is Rather Extraordinary
- Using the short story form, write a story that awakens the reader to the significance of every detail or moment of their own life.
- Interpretations may vary, as well as genre (fantasy, realistic fiction, sci-fi, etc.)
- Winner receives an $150 gift card
Contest Judging Criteria
- Length should be around 2500-3000 words; story uses the space well to accomplish its goals (doesn’t feel too short, too long; purposeful pacing; timely and appropriate building of action, climax, denouement, etc.)
- Moving and vivid plot
- Use of language, dialogue, and human emotion.
- Clarity and precision in word choice
- Engaging, active voice; powerful, purposeful syntax
- Submit your short story to Library@cairn.edu
- Deadline: April 10, 2019
- Winner announced at a reception on April 25, 2019
- Send your questions to Library@cairn.edu
Short Story contests are jointly sponsored by the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Masland Library. Winning poet will receive a gift card in the amount of $150. An excerpt of he winning short story, along with a short bio of the winner, will be on display in the Library on the Mezzanine floor. The full story will be published in Milestone.