NEW ALBANY, Miss. As the birthplace of William Faulkner, what better place to offer a short fiction writing competition than the Tallahatchie RiverFest in New Albany, Mississippi?
On September 27-28, 2002, the arts will be celebrated in New Albany. The contest for an original, unpublished work of short fiction (up to 5,000 words) is open to adults 19 years of age of older. There is a $10 entry fee for each work submitted.
Entries must be postmarked no later than July 1, 2002, and should include a cover sheet, three copies of the manuscript, and a copy of the work on disk.
Winners will receive $500 for first place and $250 for second place. Winners will be announced during the RiverFest on September 27, 2002. If winner is in attendance, he or she will be recognized and given the opportunity to read from the work.
For details, visit the RiverFest Writing Competition web site.