You have until November 16 (tons of time) to enter the contest over at Lexus magazine.
How it works is simple. You submit a 1,000 word ending to the story, "In The Belly of the Beast," a serial novella that has been published on the site since April. A huge list of well-known writers have contributed chapters to this story, so you'll be in great company if you win by providing the best ending.
Here's a list of participating writers so far:
- Richard McCann, author of the
autobiographical novel Mother of
- Curtis Sittenfeld, author of
bestselling novel Prep and The Man of My Dreams
- Brian Antoni, author of Paradise Overdose and contributor to Naked Came the Manatee
- Bob Shacochis, National Book
Award winner and author of Easy in the
Islands, The Next New World
and Swimming in the Volcano
- Pam Houston, author of Cowboys Are My Weakness, Waltzing the Cat and Sight Hound
- Robert Ferrigno, author of
the bestselling Horse Latitudes,
The Wake-Up and Prayers for the Assassin
- Mary Otis, author of Yes, Yes, Cherries
- Jane Smiley, Pulitzer
Prize-winning author of A Thousand
Acres and Ten Days in the
- Arthur Phillips, National
Book Award winner and author of Prague, The
Egyptologist, and Angelica
Go for it! You can find the contest here.