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Contest Sat Mar 10 2012

Criminal Class Press "Story Noire" Contest

Criminal Class Press is holding an "Engines of Deceit" story contest. They encourage entires on the darker side of writing, and work that writers are hesitant to publish. They accept fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and art with a dark twist.


The contest began Feb 1 and will run till July 1. There is a $10 entry fee and prizes range from $25 to $200 with the winners announced in September. The story should be a max of 2500 words. It and should be a "story noire," and must take place between 1939 and 1950.

If you have a flair for the dark side, go to Criminal Class Press for more information on the contest.

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Zooey Valentine / April 27, 2012 1:04 AM

Whoa, this is unique. I've been waiting for a literary contest that hits all the right notes like this. Thanks!

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