Every year since 2002, Boise Weekly has invited storytellers to submit their finest fiction in 101 words for judging by a distinguished panel. Cash prizes are awarded, the stories are lovingly illustrated and the winners published in BW. But that’s not the best part—writers, judges, BW-ers and fans of short fiction gather for a reading of the winning works.
This year more than 220 stories were submitted, winnowed down to entries from Doug Kizer, first place; Kathryn Wiese, second place; and Lacey Rowland, third place. Honorable mentions went to Brad Ortman and Doug Kizer while judges’ picks went to Marguerite Lawrence, JSP Jacobs, Doug Kizer and Michael Hopkins.
Join us for a special night celebrating local literature (bonus: wine, beer and snacks) and start thinking of which 101 words you want to submit for the 14th annual contest.