Flashy Fiction: UM Teams Up with Carnegie Center for Writing Contest

“Sweet words are like honey, a little may refresh, but too much gluts the stomach.”
Anne Bradstreet (Colonial American Poet)

UnderMain is pleased to partner with our friends at the Carnegie Center (http://carnegiecenterlex.org) to offer writers an opportunity for (very brief) fame and glory.  Yep, it’s Lexington’s first flash fiction contest. Craft your choicest piece of fiction in 500 words or less and you may earn a winning smile from our eminent judges, and perhaps the $250 first prize and $100 second prize may also entice you.  The winning entry will also be published on UnderMain, and there will be a fun public reading of the top entries in August.

So here are the contest regulations from the Carnegie Center-UnderMain joint contest operations headquarters.  Send your entry (remember, no more than 500 words!), along with a $10 reading fee, payable to the Carnegie Center, to: Flash Fiction Contest, 251 W.Second St., Lexington, KY 40507.  Your submission should include a separate cover page with your name, address, email address, and phone number.  Entries must be received or postmarked by July 21, 2014.

What (succinct) fun this will be!  And we are so thankful for the folks at the Carnegie Center and all the great things they do for our burg.  To see their summer offerings check out the Center’s brochure, which includes the announcement of this contest, http://carnegiecenterlex.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/summer2014small.pdf.


The author

Art Shechet is Co-Publisher of UnderMain.