Artsmith Literary Contest


Artsmith Literary Contest


There’s still a month left to submit your entry to the Artsmith Literary Contest .  This year’s theme is “Tell Us a Story.”  The one-page contest is open to all genres – fiction, non-fiction, poetry, playwriting, or any other written form.  Brent Spencer is the judge.  Deadline is January 31, 2009.  $10 entry fee, $5 for additional entries.  Free to members.  For more information about the contest, go to


Brent Spencer

Brent Spencer is the author of the novel, The Lost Son, and a collection of short stories, Are We Not Men?, chosen by the editors of The Village Voice Literary Supplement as one of the 25 best books of the year. His short stories have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The American Literary Review, Epoch, The Missouri Review, GQ, and elsewhere. His story "The True History," first published in Prairie Schooner, was included in the 2007 edition of Best American Mystery Stories, edited by Carl Hiaasen. He teaches fiction writing and screenwriting at Creighton University and is at work on a new novel.


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