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A Note for Those Redirected From Ralan or PlacesforWriters

For all those of you coming to the Friends of the Merril Short Story Contest website from either Ralan or PlacesforWriters, we wanted to clarify that the maximum allowable word count for the 2011-2012 Friends of the Merril Short Story Contest has been bumped up to 4,000 words/entry.

This change was made after we submitted our listing requests to Ralan and PlacesforWriters, so their listings do not yet reflect the updated limit.

[Edit] Ralan now lists the 4,000 word max limit for entries. [Edit]

As far as we know, all other information in both listings is accurate.

As there are other updates we announce periodically we suggest that those of you not already following the Contest either through the Blog Subscription (the “Subscribe” widget to your right) or through Twitter (@fomcontest) may wish to do so in order to keep abreast of potential changes to the Contest.

As always, if you have any Contest related questions you can address them to Michael Matheson at