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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, November 12, 2002

Enter our holiday fiction contest

It's time for our annual Holiday Fiction-writing Contest.

We seek inspirational stories in two categories: fiction suitable for adults, and stories that can be read aloud by or to children. Winners receive cash prizes, and their stories are published in the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day newspapers, and on our Web site.

The rules:

  • Length: 1,500 words for adult fiction; 1,000 words for children's stories.
  • The adult fiction need not have a holiday theme, but it should be inspiring or thought-provoking in keeping with the seasonal spirit of looking for a deeper meaning and of good will. Children's stories must be suitable for reading aloud. Poetry also is acceptable.
  • Include name, address, daytime phone number; be sure each page is labeled. Authors' names will be published; no pseudonyms, please.
  • Story must be original and your own work.
  • Entrants must be Hawai'i residents (including Hawai'i-based military people). Advertiser employees cannot enter.
  • Winning entrants will be asked to sign a contract allowing publication of the story in print and online.
  • Judges' decisions are final.
  • Deadline: Postmarked or received by Nov. 30.

Stories should be mailed to: Holiday Fiction, Island Life, The Honolulu Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802, faxed to 525-5500, or e-mailed to islandlife@honoluluadvertiser.com.