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Friday, 18 June 2010

Gritty, urban, contemporary. A free to enter competition for writers who know their city...

Manchester based Creative Tourist and Rainy City Stories are looking for short stories about cities, any city.  
Stories that encapsulate some of the romance or the horror, the daily drudgery or the surreal moments, the beauty or the decay of modern urban life. Stories should be contemporary or set within the last ten years, and should provide a detailed snapshot of city life. Rather than just being the place the action happens, the city must be fully present in the story, almost having the same stature as another character. We want to walk the streets with your characters, see what they see, hear what they hear – be transported there.
They will be selecting one Manchester winner and one winner from elsewhere. The winning stories will be published on Creative Tourist and Rainy City Stories, and the winners will receive a cash prize of £100 and tickets to  Manchester Literature Festival. 
Length 3000 words max
Deadline 6pm July 2 2010
Judging process  Later in July, Creative Tourist will publish the first 500 words of a shortlist of six and open the shortlist up to a public vote (the vote will count as 40% towards the selection of the final winner). The final winners will be announced on 2 August.
Click on the title of this post to find out all the rules and how to enter

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