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Enter Our Statewide Short Story Contest

Are you a writer with a potentially award-winning story? Then enter your idea in the 2012 NC State Short Story Contest, sponsored by the Creative Writing Program.

All N.C. residents may enter, aside from UNC system tenure-track professors, previously published book authors and previous winners. The NC State Short Story Contest is one of the largest free literary competitions in the South with an Oct. 1 deadline for all submissions.

Contestants may enter in the longer fiction and shorter fiction categories for a chance to win $500 or $250 in prize money.

This year’s guest judge, author Tony Earley, will announce the winners and read from his own work at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 7 at Thompson Hall. Earley is the author of several coming-of-age novels, short story collections and essays. His work has appeared in magazines including Harper’s, Esquire and The New Yorker.