The theme for the 2012 contest is “Heat.” Incorporate the theme any way you like — temperature, tension, firearms, fever, track & field, sex... the choice is up to you (and your characters). Deadline for submission is Dec. 22, 2011 at 5 p.m. The top 10 stories will be chosen by our judges: Jeff Parker, Director, MFA in Creative Writing, University of Tampa; Catherine Durkin Robinson, columnist for Creative Loafing and the Tampa Tribune; and David Warner, Editor in Chief of Creative Loafing. Both our judges and our readers will choose a first place winner from the Top Ten, with $500 going to the judges’ winner and $250 to the readers’ choice. Winning entries will be published in print and online in Creative Loafing on Jan. 5, 2012.
Fill out the entry form to the left to submit your stories!