$1,010.00 Fiction Award::
Recovers from Sore Throat after
winning a $1,010.00 Award
and fiction judge Noy Holland
selects short story
And This One Was Just Right
as winner of the WordSmitten TenTen Annual Fiction Competition
St. Petersburg, FL - Seattle resident Maria Dahvana Headley
quickly recovered from her ailment when the editors of WordSmitten
contacted her to announce she had won $1,010.00 for the annual
award for fiction.
accepting the award for her winning short story of one-thousand-ten
words, Headley stated she felt better than she had in weeks.
winning author and educator Noy Holland presided as fiction
judge for this year's event. In selecting Headley's short story
from hundreds of writers' entries, Holland noted, "I think
the story titled And This One is Just Right tackles
a big subject, without being over-anxious, to provide too much
present or historical detail. It dilates nicely, patiently,
reveals itself gradually, and the language is careful and energetic.
The competition between mother and daughter was intense, but
not overwrought; there was room in this, pleasingly, for the
a professor at the UMASS, teaches creative writing and is noted
for her unique collection of short stories titled The Spectacle
of the Body.
the winning story: http://www.wordsmitten.com/2003native_fictionwinner.htm
and learn what it takes to rapidly recover from a tonsillectomy.
sponsors an annual short story competition, The TenTen, named
for its matching word count of 1,010 words and its monetary
award of $1,010.00 -- and publishes news and interviews with
legendary literary agents, book editors, and publishing executives.
WordSmitten sponsors two fiction competitions with notable authors
invited to preside as fiction judges for the annual events.
To read award-winning flash fiction, visit www.wordsmitten.com/2003storycove_toc.htm
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more information, visit www.wordsmitten.com -- an innovative
source for book publishing news. WordSmitten Media, Inc. is
home to The Storycove (flash fiction) and Native Shore Fiction
(short story) departments.
Guidelines for the fiction events for both the Storycove and
the TenTen are available online at www.wordsmitten.com/fiction.html
or by mailing a request. Request guidelines by snail mail for
either the TenTen or The Storycove Flash Fiction Competition
(and include SASE) by writing to WordSmitten Media,
Attn: Fiction Coordinator , Box 5067, St. Petersburg, FL 33737-5067.
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