Keeping Up with the Highlights Fiction Contest

Yes, it’s that time of year when I dutifully try to win the Highlights Contest. I seriously think that one of these years, the Highlights folks will give me a special award. Something like “Most Entries into Highlights Contest Without Winning.” Or maybe the “Seriously? You Again Award.”

But this year is going to be different. The 2011 theme is embarrassing moments. I can come up with a few ideas without even racking my brain. I mean, my middle name in grade school was “Embarrassment.” And so now, I can use the Highlights Fiction Contest as a sort of cathartic exercise.

Not to worry, though. The names of the innocent will be changed. Or will they?

(Entries due by January 31st, no fee, up to 750 words. Get more details here.)

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5 thoughts on “Keeping Up with the Highlights Fiction Contest

  1. Woohoo! Thanks for the contest info., Embarassment. And, although I feel for you on the lack of wins, I’m feeling confident a little girl who’s nicknamed Creepy might be able to give you a run for your money. If a certain someone whose nickname was Spaz can get Creepy’s story on paper in time. Good luck to all of us!

  2. Cathy, that stubborn attitude will pay off! This does look like a good contest. I can think of all sorts of embarrassing moments… now it’s a matter of fitting a story together. Hmm.

    Oh, and it’s worth noting that as of a few days ago, Highlights was declared a SFWA-membership qualifying market. Just add a touch of fantasy or sci-fi to that story!

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