Time is running out! Take inspiration from local artworks and enter CL's Fiction Contest

Get to it. Deadline is Thursday, March 5, at 5 p.m.

click to enlarge Time is running out! Take inspiration from local artworks and enter CL's Fiction Contest - MARC DENNIS
MARC DENNIS
Time is running out! Take inspiration from local artworks and enter CL's Fiction Contest


As many of you know, CL’s annual Fiction Contest has invited local writers to submit an original story, 3,000 words or less, that is inspired by a work of art in a gallery, museum, park or any other public locale in the Tampa Bay region.

Now, writers, we know you'll make any excuse to procrastinate, but please note that the deadline is 5 p.m. this Thursday, March 5. Time is running out to make your words immortal and fill your bank account with copious prize money — $500 for Judges' Prize, $250 for Readers' Pick — a worthwhile lode for most writers out there.

A judges' panel will select the top 10 stories, from which the Readers’ Pick and Judges’ Prize will be chosen. Readers will get a chance to vote online for their favorites from the top 10 from Mar. 8-11 at cltampa.com/fictioncontest.

Winners will be acknowledged at the Fiction Contest Awards & Issue Release Party on Wed., March 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at CL Space. The event is free. The top two winners will read their stories, and all attendees will receive the Fiction Issue the night before it hits stands on Thurs., March 19.

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