We're getting lots of good Ybor stories, but with the holiday crush in full effect we thought it'd be a good idea to give writers a little more time.
So the deadline for Creative Loafing's Fiction Contest, which had originally been set for Wed. Dec. 12, has been extended to Fri. Dec. 14 at 5 p.m.
That means you have till the end of the week to send us your stories. The theme is Ybor, but that doesn't necessarily mean it has to be set in Ybor. Read the guidelines and submit your entry form here.
And remember, we're giving cash prizes to the judges' and readers' winners. Judges are Jeff Parker, head of the University of Tampa's MFA in Creative Writing program; Paul Guzzo, senior writer at Cigar City Magazine; and myself, CL editor in chief. The top stories will be posted for voting beginning Dec. 17; the winning stories will be printed in the Jan. 3 issue of Creative Loafing, and a reading will be held at CL Space on Sat. Jan. 12.