Friday, February 13, 2009

Kenyon Contest

(still at AWP)

The Kenyon Review (to my knowledge) only holds one contest a year. Short fiction only, no entry fee, and you must be under 30 years-old. Oh and that short story has to be really short, 1200 words short.

The contest is only open from February 1-28. (The shortest month of the year, eh? Smart move on their part.)

Prize includes publication and tuition to their summer workshop. The length requirement is a real kicker though. It's short enough that most "short" stories are too long, but long enough that most flash fiction seems too brief. It's the perfect length to get awkwardly caught between detail and plot and brevity, and not know how to get out. Hmm...

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