The Department of English at NC State is looking for stories. Do you have one you would like to share?
The department is sponsoring the 2014 NC State Short Story Contest, and they have put out a call for entries. They are looking for unpublished short stories by writers or would-be writers who live in North Carolina. There are two categories, one for short fiction (5,000 words or less) and one for what they call “short-short fiction (1,200 words).
There are a few rules to the contest, but essentially you are free to enter unless you are a tenure-track professor in the university system or a writer with a published book. The contest will be judged by best-selling author Wiley Cash.
But you don’t have much time – the deadline for entries is Oct. 13.