Discussion → Fourth Annual Dialogue Contest Now Open

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    Nathaniel Tower
    Jul 29, 11:34pm

    Full details here: http://bartlebysnopes.com/contests.htm

    Prizes: A minimum of $290 will be awarded, with at least $250 going to first place and at least $10 to our four honorable mentions. Our five finalists will also appear in Issue 9 of the magazine due out in January 2013. Last year we awarded $865 in prize money. For every entry over 25, an additional $5 will be awarded to the first place story.

    The Rules: Compose a short story entirely of dialogue. You may use as many characters as you want. Your entry must be under 2000 words. Your entry does not have to follow standard rules for writing dialogue. Your entry cannot use any narration (this includes tag lines such as he said, she said, etc.). These are the only rules. Manipulate them however you see fit.

    The Winner: The winning entry will be the story that most effectively uses dialogue to deliver a powerful and engaging story.

    Judges: All finalists will be chosen by the Staff of Bartleby Snopes. Guest judges for the final round will be Matthew Guerruckey (Drunk Monkeys) and TBA.

    Entry Fee: $10 for unlimited entries (only one entry allowed at a time; see Response/Notification section for more details). Entry fee is due at time of submission and will be collected through Submishmash (you may pay using a credit card or with Paypal). Note: We must have at least 30 entries or the contest will be cancelled and all entry fees will be returned.

    Deadline: All initial submissions must be received by September 15th. Winners will be announced by October 19th.

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