Wednesday, August 01, 2007

This Just In: A Contest For Those Who Might Be Interested

Second Annual Warren Adler Short Story Contest


Submissions now being accepted

July 13, 2007 through January 15, 2008

New York, July 13th --Warren Adler, the prolific writer who has penned some twenty-nine novels, among them the movie adaptations THE WAR OF THE ROSES with Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner and RANDOM HEARTS with Harrison Ford, has announced that submissions are now being accepted for the Second Annual Warren Adler Short Story Contest.

“I’ve always been a fan of the short story, both as a reader and writer.” says Adler. “Although the form has been with us, one might say from the beginning of time, it has for many years declined in popularity. Thanks to the internet it is coming back in vogue stronger than ever. My goal in sponsoring the contest is to encourage and promote the art of the fictionalized short story, to restore its place as a prime literary format, and to cultivate and foster an interest in imaginative writing.”

The rules are as follows: all stories must be based on a New York City theme; submissions July 13, 2007 to January 15, 2008; entry fee $15.00; maximum length 2500 words in English; previously unpublished stories only.

The first prize story will be chosen by Adler, and announced in March 2008. The winner will receive $1000 cash, and a six month exclusive contract to publish the story on Amazon Shorts. The winner will also receive a personalized first edition copy of New York Echoes, a collection of Alder’s short stories, which will be published in March 2008.

Five stories will be chosen by Adler for the People’s Choice, and in February 2008, will be posted on for the public to vote on their favorite. Adler will have secretly picked his number one choice from amongst the five. The People’s Choice winner will also be published and available for purchase on Amazon Shorts. The finalists will do a “live” reading at Amazon’s Theatre at Second Life, where Adler will reveal his favorite of the People’s Choice, and the winner will be announced in March 2008. All five finalists will receive a personalized first edition of New York Echoes.

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