A Midsummer Tale 2019

A Midsummer Tale is a summer-themed narrative writing contest open to non-genre fiction and creative nonfiction.

The theme of the 2019 A Midsummer Tale Narrative Writing Contest is: Secrets. An event that must be kept secret. The weight of holding onto a secret. A secret long kept, now revealed. Whether your story is set at the beginning, middle or end of a secret’s lifespan, it must take place during the hot summer months.

The theme must play an integral role in the story.

Deadline for entries is June 21, 2019.

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4 thoughts on “A Midsummer Tale 2019

  1. Hi — My story “Long Distance Call” involves scientists doing scientific stuff with currently available materials and methods. They make a discovery which may or may not be part of the current physical universe model. They can’t tell their mentor because of the secret. Do you consider this genre fiction?

    Also, if the entries are blind-judgesd, do I have to take my name off or does someone else do that before giving it to Beaver?

    • If you’re in doubt with respect to genre vs. non-genre, a good rule of thumb is genre fiction will focus more on plot; non-genre will focus more on characters.

      Another editor will strip the entries of personal info before forwarding.

  2. What *time* is the Midsummer Tale deadline? By the end of day June 21… in what time zone?

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