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:: Storycove Fiction Contest::

Author Michael C. White
Judges Fiction Competition

WordSmitten
Announces Call for Entries

Annual Storycove
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 event.

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.

Renowned 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 courses.

He 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.

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One of WordSmitten's
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As 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.

Deadline 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.

Novels 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.

His 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.

The 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 Word Smitten to join other professionals within the industry.

In 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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