Monday, May 6, 2013

NPR's Three-Minute Fiction Contest Now Open - Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers: Round eleven of NPR's Three-Minute Fiction Contest is now open.

Guest judge is Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia!, Vampires in the Lemon Grove, and St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves.

Submissions for this edition of NPR's contest should be:

* An original short story

* No more than 600 words

* Can be read in about three minutes

* About a character who finds an object

* And has no intention of returning it

* Deadline is 11:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday, May 12

* One entry per person

Winner will receive signed copies of Russell's novels and have his or story published in The Paris Review.

Click here for more details.


  1. Something to check out, thank you! Have a wonderful week and a Happy Mother's Day!

  2. Grant writing season is killing me. Can't seem to motivate myself after I get home. I'd like to try, but not sure it will happen.

    Critter Alley

  3. Oh crap. Marcia knows about it.

    Seriously, thanks for the information. I don't know if I can whip something up in time, but I will try.

  4. Hi Karen,
    Thanks. Back at ya!

    Hi Marcia,
    You're welcome.

    Hi Pat,
    Lots of busy times for you. Hope you get to take a breat.

    Hi Sioux,
    You are welcome. Wish you good luck.


  5. Thanks for sharing this, Donna! I'm off to check it out. :)

  6. Hi Madeline,
    I've read some of your flash fiction stories and they're very good. Hope you enter.

  7. I can't remember when I wrote a flash story...maybe I can write about that missing skill? 'Cause I don't think I'm gonna find it again. ;-)

    (Thanks for the tip, Donna!)

  8. Sounds interesting. I already know there's no way I'll enter but good luck to all who do. And one day. . . :)

  9. I went and got a copy of the Fifty Shades of Santa a while back. Sure enjoyed your, "Time To Get Your Jingle On". Have a great Mother's Day weekend.

  10. Sounds awesome, Donna. And you know I love the short stuff, so this is right up my alley. Thanks for the head's up!

  11. Thanks, Donna! For the past two or three years I've wanted to enter this, but never got to it....Maybe this will be the year!

  12. this sounds interesting. No more than 600 words should be easy for me, I write short :o)


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