august, 2019

31aug1:00 am1:00 amFeaturedPure Slush: The ShitlistInternational Entry Fee: Free
Max word count: 1,500
Top Prize: Publication

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This is a new project for 2019 … a collection of stories set in and around the town of Quonsettville, Vermont, set off by a particular event.

Here’s the idea behind the anthology … Quonsettville’s Chief Librarian, Mrs Euphoria Rivers, has left town for good. We know this because she posted a letter to the editor of the local newspaper. On the back of the letter, the librarian has written a list of all the people in town she believes have driven her away. She has labelled this list, The Shitlist.

Writers are invited to contribute STORIES (sorry, not poetry, just stories for this anthology), with a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 1500 words per story.

This project involves imagination and humour (or humor). But what we don’t want is 10 stories about her secret lover and 5 stories about the secret baby she adopted out as a teenager who came back to make her life difficult … so please contact us with your idea.

We want stories about townspeople the librarian knows, who have lives in Quonsettville. Be imaginative and expansive and real.

Why would your character be on The Shitlist? What did your character do to earn a place on The Shitlist?

We want to know.

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