I’m a semifinalist in L Magazine’s *Literary Upstart: The Search for Pocket Fiction* competition

My short story “Men Kill Things” has been selected as a semi-finalist in L Magazine’s 5th annual “Literary Upstart” competition, which bills itself as “a boozy short fiction Thunderdome.”

Considering that I will face big-time literati judges who “will hold forth, American Idol-style, on the readers and their stories, and declare a winner,” I want to pack the house with loud friendly voices! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE COME….

April 19th, 7pm

The Slipper Room—167 Orchard Street at Stanton—New York, New York

F/V train to 2nd Avenue

Contestants will “square off in front of a live audience and a panel of judges, composed of members of the local literati: confirmed judges for this year’s edition are the New Yorker‘s Ben Greenman (our Distinguished Spokesjudge), Harper Collins Editorial Director Calvert Morgan, and The L Magazine’s own Adam Bonislawski… Following the readings, and our infamous New York City Literary Trivia competition (“Where overpriced education meets underpriced alcohol”)… The winners of the three semi-final readings will advance to our final reading in July, where they’ll have the opportunity to win a cash prize, gift certificates from various sponsors, and, of course, the admiration of his/her peers. The three semi-finalists will also be published in The L Magazine’s annual Summer Fiction Issue, out July 21 this year, which has previously featured stories by Jonathan Ames, Darin Strauss, Ned Vizzini, Ed Park, Benjamin Percy, Kevin Canty, Ron Carlson, Kaui Hart Hemmings and others.”

Posted on: April 9, 2010, by : Sam J. M.
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