Storycove Fiction Contest::
Michael C. White
Judges Fiction Competition
Announces Call for Entries
Flash Fiction Contest
Deadline May 1
St. Petersburg, FL - (March
10, 2007) - Michael C. White, author of the recently
launched Soulcatcher, and of A
Brother's Blood (Harper Collins), a NY Times Book Review
Notable Book of 1996 as well as a Barnes and Noble Discover
Great New Writers Selection contributes to annual WordSmitten
Author and creative writing instructor Michael C. White
will judge Word Smitten's annual Storycove Flash Fiction Contest,
officials from WordSmitten Media, Inc. announced today.
White, the author of five novels, is the founding editor of
the yearly anthology American Fiction and editor of
Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose.
for packed classrooms and devoted students, Michael C. White,
Ph.D., is a professor of English at Connecticut's Fairfield
University where he teaches fiction, writing workshops and literature
also is a part of the core faculty of Stonecoast, the University
of Southern Maine's MFA program, and a previous speaker at the
University of South Florida's Suncoast Writers Conference.
a final-tier judge for the Word Smitten competition, White selects
from prescreened and reviewed entries to name the winner. The
Storycove Flash Fiction Contest awards $150.00 and publication
in Word Smitten's online magazine.
for the annual contest is May 1. Reading begins in each year
in February for the next competition. Guidelines are available
by sending a short email with the words Storycove Guidelines
in the subject field of the email. Send requests for guidelines
to: story (@) wordsmitten.com and be sure to remove the parenthesis
symbols () before sending an email.
written by Michael C. White include A Brother's Blood
(Harper Collins), which was a NY Times Book Review Notable
Book of 1996 as well as a Barnes and Noble Discover
Great New Writers Selection.
novel, The Blind Side of the Heart (Harper Collins)
was an alternate Book-of-the-Month Club selection. He is noted
for A Dream of Wolves (Harper Collins), which received
starred reviews from Publisher's Weekly and Booklist.
Garden of Martyrs, was
published by St. Martin's Press in 2004 and is a historical
novel based on an actual miscarriage of justice. The story unravels
a fact-based plot set in New England during the rampant anti-Irish,
anti-Catholic sentiments which were prevalent during the late
century. Look for it online and in stores this spring.
His short fiction has been nominated for a National Magazine
Award and a Pushcart, and has won first prize in the Advocate
Newspapers Fiction Award. For
writing tips from Michael C. White and other authors, editors,
and book publishing notables, and for contest information, visit
to join other professionals within the industry.
2002, noted American poet Peter Meinke, was final tier judge
for the Storycove Flash Fiction Contest. This innovative storyteller
and winner of the Flannery O' Connor Award for Short Fiction
wrote the contemporary gem titled Liquid Paper, currently appearing
in the pages of WordSmitten.
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