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Aspen Times Weekly fiction contest

Staff report
The Aspen Times
Aspen, CO, Colorado

ASPEN – The deadline for the Aspen Fiction Contest, a partnership between the Aspen Times Weekly and the Aspen Writers’ Foundation Summer Words program, is arriving quickly. All submissions are due by April 1. Here are the guidelines:

• All authors must be 14 and older and living full time in Colorado.

• The submission deadline is April 1, although the contest will close after 50 entries are received, so early submissions are encouraged.

• Submissions can be uploaded to

• All pieces must be no more than 2,000 words for all copy, including titles.

• Five to six pieces will be published, as determined by the jury. One space will be reserved for the best piece of fiction submitted from the Roaring Fork Valley.

• Winners selected: June 1

• Winners published: June 14

• First place is worth a free pass to a Summer Words fiction workshop, and a one-night, two-day stay in Aspen-area lodging. More details will be published soon.

• All other published winners will receive prizes from contest sponsors to be announced, including three free copies of the Weekly edition mailed to them and gift certificates to Aspen-area restaurants and businesses.

• To learn more about Summer Words, visit

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