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« The Reader Wants Your Fiction Saved by the Bell or For Whom the Bell Tolls? »

Submissions Mon Oct 12 2009

And the Tribune Wants Your Ghost Stories

Get inspired by your dark side: the Tribune is holding "The Great Chicago Ghost Story Contest" and is accepting submissions from all, non-Tribune-employed writers. All your story has to do is be previously unpublished, mention at least one Chicago location or business, be no more than 700 and be suitable for a family newspaper (keep it clean, people!). Otherwise, let your imagination run wild. Tribune critic Julia Keller will select the winning story which will be published in the paper's Arts & Entertainment section and the writer will receive a CD recording of the story read the by haunting, gravelly tones of Rick Kogan. Submissions are due by midnight on October 25 and, as they are received, the best pieces will be published online where readers can vote on their favorites.

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