Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Suds and Stories - aka Beer and Fiction

Today's forecast for St. Peters: Sunny, high 51 degrees--but the temperature is half that as I write this post. Brrr.

If you're confused about the title for today's post, so am I. Maybe my brain is overloaded after taking the kids and their friends to Incredible Pizza yesterday and an almost full house at critique group last night. Lots of interesting stimulation on both accounts.

Anyway, the two titles I'm debating between are: "Suds and Stories" or "Beer and Fiction."

So, after you read today's post, vote on which title you prefer. If no one voices an opinion, each time I check back I'll hum "Is There Anybody Out There?" from Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" album (Album? Boy, am I dating myself here).

Here's the contest announcement:

RIVER STYX (a St. Louis-based literary magazine) has announced its 2008 Schlafly Micro-Fiction, Micro-Brew Contest.

$1500 First Prize and ONE CASE OF SCHLAFLY BEER.

Send up to three stories, each a maximum of 500 words.
All entrants will be notified by SASE.
$20 reading fee includes a one-year subscription.
Include name and address on cover letter ONLY.
Judged by editors of River Styx.
All stories considered for publication.

Winner and two finalists will be published in spring issue (River Styx #79)

Postmark stories by December 31st to:

ST. LOUIS, MO 63103

For complete details, visit their contest website; the link is above.

So, what do you think? Suds and Stories or Beer and Fiction.

Is there anybody out there?

Addition to original post: The votes are in. SUDS AND STORIES inched out my personal favorite, Beer and Fiction (which also got Tricia G's vote). Thanks to everyone who e-mailed or posted their choice.


  1. I adore alliteration, so I vote for for Suds and Stories.

  2. I like Suds and Stories, but I think Beer and Fiction will get you more hits :) so I vote for that one.


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