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Contest Tue Nov 03 2009

Great Books, Great Stories

great books fdn.jpgThe Great Books Foundation, headquartered in Chicago, is holding its first annual Short Story Prize through The Common Review, their quarterly magazine of books and ideas. The first prize winner will take home $400 and have their story published; second prize will win $200 and third prize will be awarded $150. Judges include local author Achy Obejas, former Poetry magazine editor Joe Parisi and local journalist Danny Postel. Your story must be postmarked by January 31, 2010 to be considered for the contest and they are not accepting electronic submissions. Email tcr[at]greatbooks[dot]org or call 800-222-5870 for questions and information.

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