Mystery Writing Contest in Fairfield CT

The new Fairfield University bookstore has opened in downtown Fairfield, so I wandered in there today to check it out. Guess what? Behind some sort of potted palm I found a poster announcing a mystery short story contest this month. Your writing is due in to them by December 15th, and I’m not sure they quite know how to promote it. So here goes. They need between 2,000-5,000 words for adult entries. Younger people may enter too. if you’re between 10 and 18 you may enter with 500-2,000 words. I’m not sure they’ve quite thought this out, but they want the entries in hard copy, delivered to the store with an accompanying entry form – available in the store only, not online. (Maybe they want people to come into the store…duh.)

A couple of details: Entries must be typed, double spaced and have numbered pages.

Winners will be notified by January 15, 2012

The first prize is a $150 gift card, second prize a $100 gift card for the bookstore.

The junior first prize is a $75 gift card, second prize a $50 gift card for the bookstore

Prizes must be claimed by February 1, 2012

I hope I haven’t made any mistakes in writing this, but if I have, they are purely mine and not those of the Fairfield University Bookstore. Please do check with them if you’re going to enter the contest. And Good Luck!

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