Desert Messenger

September 21, 2011

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October 5, 2011 AWC English Dept Looking for Short Story Submissions Yuma, AZ - William Shakespeare once wrote that "brevity is the soul of wit." Here's a chance to prove it. Submit your very best short story composed of 100 words or less. That's right, 100 words. Your challenge is to distill a story down to its essence, without sacrificing its narrative impact. The contest is open to all current AWC and NAU-Yuma students, faculty and staff. To qualify entries must be received by Thursday October 18th by 5 p.m. Winning Submissions: * Two first-place winners (one from both the Student and Faculty/Staff categories) will receive a prize of $50.00 and publication in AWC's student newspaper, Western Voice. * Two second-place selections will receive gift packages and publication in Western Voice. * Honorable mention stories may also be selected and will appear in Western Voice. Submission Guidelines: * Story submissions must total no more than 100 words, not including the author's name and the story's title. * Stories must be original, unpub- lished works of fiction. * Each author is limited to two sub- missions. * Hardcopy submissions can be turned in at the front desk of the Humani- ties Office (LR-068) or through email at Attach your submission as a word file. Manuscripts will not be returned. Authors should keep a copy for them- selves. * Entries must be written primarily in English, although brief passages in another language are acceptable. Format: * Stories must be typed and dou- ble-spaced. Use 12-point Times New Roman font. * Manuscripts must include the following: 1. The writer's name, email, and telephone number. 2. The writer's designation (stu- dent or faculty/staff) 3. An original title. Judging: Submissions will be considered blindly, with the author's name removed. The judges for the 2011 competition are English Professors Ellen Riek, Michael Miller, and former professor and director of the Writing School of AWC, David Coy. For more information visit: Deadline for Oct. 5th issue of the Desert Messenger is WED. Sept. 28 Email: Phone: 541-218-2560 READER'S OASIS BOOKS 690 E. Main - Quartzsite (one block east of Family Dollar) 928-927-6551 Page 19

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