WNIJ hosts Three-Minute Fiction

Staff Report

Local NPR affiliate 89.5 WNIJ last week announced their “very short story” competition, “Three-Minute Fiction.”

To enter, contestants must write a 500-word story based on a prompt by Pushcart Prize-winning author and DeKalb resident, GK Wuori, using it as either a general theme or the first line of the story.

The prompt is: “I’m a curious person. No, I’m a nosey person. No, I’m a snoop, and it’s finally gotten me into trouble.”

The deadline for story submission is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, September 20. Short story authors should submit their work to threeminutefiction.wnij@gmail.com.

The authors of the winning submissions will be invited to read their story on 89.5 WNIJ during Morning Edition the week of October 5.

For more information, visit wnij.org or contact Maria Boynton, director of Community Engagement, at 815-753-9000 or mboynton@niu.edu.

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