The Storyfort 2017 contest is live! You can submit here.

This contest is open to all. The contest will be closing at 11:59 PM March 2!

1) Stories must begin with one of the following first lines (omit artist and song title):

Tommy used to work on the docks. (Bon Jovi, “Livin’ On a Prayer”)

We know where we wanna go. (Built to Spill, “Living Zoo”)

Ghost in the mirror, I knew your face once, but now it’s unclear. (Rihanna, “Never Ending”)

2) Each entry must be between 300 and 500 words in length. Strictly enforced!

3) $5 reading fee for each entry, 3 entries max.

4) Each piece submitted must be a completely resolved and compelling story (in 300-500 words).

5) All submissions are anonymous. Name and contact details must not appear on the stories.

6) All judging is anonymous. The judges’ verdict is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

First place: 5-day Treefort pass
Second place: Weekend 2-day Treefort pass
Third place: Storyfort shirt and SWAG

Prizes are non-transferable.

All winning submissions will be published in the upcoming Spring 2017 issue of Basalt, CWI’s literary journal. All winners are invited to read winning submissions on the final day of Storyfort.

No submissions from Storyfort organizers or Basalt staff.