A New Addition to the Prize Pool
As you may have noticed from the general theme around here, and the fact that the Friends of the Merril Short Story Contest is about writing, we absolutely love books. So, you can imagine how ecstatic we were when the Merril Collection staff offered us a very special prize to be added to the 2011-2012 contest prize pool:
The Friends of the Merril Short Story Contest is adding a very limited edition (5 copies) hand crafted booklet, containing the stories of the 2011-2012 winning authors, to the prize pool. One copy will remain in the Merril Collection as part of the permanent archives. One copy will be retained by the artist producing the booklets, and the others will be distributed, one booklet each, among the winning authors. The details for the production of the booklet are not yet fixed as the design specifics are dependent on the length of the winning works, among other factors.
However, we think you’ll agree that the limited edition booklets are a fantastic addition to the already excellent prize pool. And, of course, once the booklets themselves have been produced (sometime after the conclusion of the 2011-2012 contest) we’ll post photographs of them to the website.
We’ll be updating the information on the contest website to reflect the new prize listing over the next few days as part of the runup to the official opening of the 2011-2012 reading period.
In the meantime, if you have any questions relating to this, or anything else about the contest, you can get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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And remember, the 2011-2012 contest officially opens on November 15, 2011. So get writing.