PART of our mission with the arts grant we received will be to continue developing new forms for the short story. New structures and shapes, not unlike modernist shapes in the plastic arts. Experiments in structure.
As with anything, there’s a steep learning curve involved in perfecting the multidimensional short story. We’re working through several iterations. The end goal: A better reading experience.
TOWARD THAT END–
Our first announced contest is a short and modest one. A one-month contest, with a prize of eighty dollars ($80) for the FIRST competent and readable story we receive written from two different viewpoints. Alternate and connect the two viewpoints however you like. If we don’t receive an adequate story within those parameters at the end of one month, the contest will be extended for another month, and so on– until we have a winner. The winning story will be featured at our site.
The contest is open to anyone except New Pop Lit‘s two editors.
6,000 word maximum, 1,000 word minimum.
Send all entries to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Contest” in the subject line.
The contest begins now, today: March 4, 2022.
Again, this is the first of several contests we’ll be running this year.
Thanks in advance to anyone, or all, who participate– and good luck!