This Sunday, August 15 is the deadline to submit your entry to the Salem Literary Festival Writing Contest.
What should you submit? Original short fiction exploring the theme of New England history, which the contest encourages writers to define broadly and creatively.
Entries will be judged by authors Brunonia Barry (The Lace Reader) and Katherine Howe (The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane), both of whom delved deep into local history to conjure their bestselling novels. The winning writer will receive a $200 honorarium and will be invited to read at the Salem Literary Festival (September 17–19, 2010). The festival will include numerous readings, events, and workshops on topics like self-publishing (with Steve Almond) and memoir writing (with Ethan Gilsdorf).
Read more about the contest and the festival.