Minnesota Magazine 11th Annual Fiction Contest--deadline Feb 8

Minnesota Magazine Fiction Contest

Our 11th-annual fiction contest is now accepting submissions.Charles Baxter, professor of creative writing at the University of Minnesota and author of National Book Award-finalist The Feast of Love, will judge the finalists. 

Please read the directions below for submitting entries.

How to enter:
• All University of Minnesota alumni and students are eligible to enter.

• Submit a double-spaced, typed manuscript, 3,000 words or fewer. Submissions must not have been previously published. Past winners of this contest must wait five years before entering again. Poetry, children's stories, plays, and screenplays are not eligible.

• Include a cover sheet that bears your name, year of graduation (or years of attending the University), day and evening phone numbers, address, story title, and word count of the manuscript. To ensure anonymity, please do not put your name on the manuscript itself. Manuscripts will not be returned.

The winner will receive $2,000, and the winning story will be published in the summer 2010 issue of Minnesota magazine and on the magazine's Web site. The editors reserve the right not to name a winner. 

Submissions must be postmarked by February 8, 2010.
Send to:
Minnesota Magazine Fiction Contest
University of Minnesota Alumni Association
McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak St. SE, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55455-2040

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