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Contest Theme

For the Short Story Contest, Summer 2010.

Each quarter’s contest has a theme. Stories must include the contest theme in either a literal or figurative way. The central theme of the story does not need to be the contest theme, but just mentioning it is not enough.


The obvious approach is to use a mountain, or mountains, as the setting for your story. This approach will qualify your story for the contest, but may lead to a low theme score unless you make the setting significant to the story. For example, craft your story so it wouldn’t work in some other setting.

Another approach is to use mountain figuratively. Or you could take the bold route and make your mountain sentient, as Albert Temple has done with his motherly island in his online comic Gene Catlow.

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