Susan Koefod

Updated version of a post from back spring because it’s BACK. Also – good news re one of my earlier round entries is found here. To reiterate:

This is one of those rare contests where you can’t lose, even if you lose.

Round 9 of Three-Minute Fiction (NPR’s  flash fiction contest) has begun. Contestants submit an original work of fiction (600 words or less) that revolves around a president, fictional or real. Entry deadline is 11:59 ET on September 23.

Entrants wind up with a new original story, and it’s always fun to read the commentary as entries get posted on NPR. There’s even a Facebook page where participants and spectators can join in the fun.

I’ve found that it’s best not to try and ‘guess’ what the judge will like and write to the judge. Initial screening is typically done by writing students and/or faculty at various institutions (such…

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