This year marks the 10th anniversary of the newspaper’s Fiction in a Nutshell contest, the popular storytelling challenge in which writers submit a complete fiction story in 100 words or less. The contest is now open.
The stories must have a beginning, middle and end as well as characters, conflict and preferably a plot twist.
Writers in two categories, 18-and-over and under-18, can submit stories in a multitude of genres: sci-fi, Western, mystery, romance or other.
Submit your 100-word Fiction in a Nutshell story to firstname.lastname@example.org, and please include name, address, email and phone number.
The deadline for submissions is Fri., Nov. 3. Winners will be announced in the newspaper and online Thurs., Nov. 30.
Get those wheels turning!