I'm pleased to announce "Today's Schedule" is one of fifty-seven works selected in The Tenth Annual International Ultra-Short Competition sponsored by The Binnacle at The University of Maine at Machias. The winning short stories and poems will appear in The Tenth Annual Ultra-Short Competition print edition. Editor Gerard NeCastro states “We received over 925 submissions from twenty-two countries and six continents, many of which were worthy of inclusion in a volume such as this. From this wonderful gathering of works we chose fifty-seven pieces, including yours, which we felt had the greatest merit.”
“Today’s Schedule” has a word count of 148 and consists of six paragraphs and five sentences of dialogue; the longest of which contains eight words. The Annual International Ultra-Short Competition seeks prose and poetry of 150 words or fewer; poetry must be sixteen lines or fewer.
If you find slashing adjectives and adverbs more thrilling than an episode of Dexter and Hemingway a tad too wordy, click here for more information about The Binnacle and the 2014, Eleventh Annual International Ultra-Short Competition. (Click here if you don't.) There’s no fee to enter and they're open to submissions through 3-15-14. The top three winners receive cash awards and The Binnacle nominates for the Pushcart Prize.
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