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Are You Ready for Our Annual Fiction 101 Short Story Contest?

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Get inspired: The 14th annual Fiction 101 Contest is here.

Every year, Boise Weekly asks readers to submit their own short stories, which are judges by a distinguished panel of Boise literati. The best entries win prizes and publication in the paper.

This year, judges include Idaho Humanities Council Executive Director Rick Ardinger, Story Story Night MC Jessica Holmes, local author Christian Winn, The Cabin Executive Director Kurt Zwolfer and Greg Likins, of Rediscovered Books. 

Entries must contain exactly 101 words, not counting the story's title, and are due by 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4. Entries must be typed. We do not accept poetry, either. Each story must be accompanied by a $10 entry fee and contact info including your name, address, telephone number and, if possible, an email address. Checks may be written to Boise Weekly.

Winning stories will be published in the Jan. 6, 2016, edition of Boise Weekly.

Mail or drop off entries at Boise Weekly, Fiction 101, 523 Broad St., Boise, ID 83702. Do not send cash via sail mail.

Check out past winners here, and here.