Friday, May 2, 2008

Remember Story Quarterly's Love Story Contest?

Remember how we weren't going to submit our love to SQ, which is hosted by Narrative Magazine, and we didn't? Well, Maud Newton did.  (Her friends Marie and a Alexi egged her on, she says, and she did it on the very last day possible, and she sent in an essay, not a story.)  

She won 2nd place.  Here are all the winners (not you):

First Place ($2,500) Elizabeth Stuckey-French Interview with a Moron
Second Place ($1,500) Maud Newton Conversations You Have at Twenty
Third Place ($750) Janet Burroway Blackout

Now they are stumping the new contest: 1st person story contest (essays welcome).  They must be raking in the dough to give it such big prizes, no?

10 comments:

Jenn said...

Do you think that's Janet Burroway of Writing Fiction fame?

Anonymous said...

Yes. She was a judge for 1010 Fiction contest recently. Pretty sure it's her. In this contest, the winners are famous, I guess.

rmellis said...

Yeah, that's weird. I wonder if the losers were all famous too.

Anonymous said...

Of course that's the famous Janet Burroway. What's interesting is that she and Stucky-French are both faculty as Florida State. Anybody else think that is a pretty big coincidence?

Writer, Rejected said...

I knew someone once who entered a small lit magazine contest, and when she got the announcement of who won the contest (not her), all of the winners were from the same small town. Also, same small town as the home of the lit mag. I guess it's human nature to want to publish your own. Funny, though.

Anonymous said...

Did her pay a fee?

Anonymous said...

Yes, did the three winners pay a fee?

If they did, was it before or after they submitted and/or won?

Writer, Rejected said...

It's a lit mag contest...EVERYBODY paid for it.

puc said...

It's not that hard to build a pyramid. You just need lots of folks to carry the load.

KATE EVANS said...

Doesn't Janet Burroway have enough money from her best-selling $60 textbooks? I understand that lit mags like to publish well-known people so their mags get more attention, but geez, if I see another Joyce Carol Oates story in Little Lit Quarterly, or whatever, I think I'll scream.