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Wednesday, November 27,2013
Fiction 101

Fiction 101

Announcing the winners of our annual short-story contest

That was true again this year, when pieces about a public defender for monsters and Twitter in biblical times won first and second place. Third place went to one of the shortest stories we’ve ever honored (22 words).
Wednesday, November 7,2012
Fiction 101

Fiction 101

Behold the winners of our short-story contest

The long wait is over—behold the winners of our 10th annual story-story contest
Wednesday, November 9,2011
Fiction 101

Here are the winners of our Fiction 101 contest

Short stories about brainy bunnies, a surly bartender and an opportunistic pooch lead the pack

The bartendress, Shirley, ruled with an iron fist and a lifelong smoker’s hack. When she and Jack split, she took the truck and left him the house, unbolting the camper from the truck bed and driving away while Jack slept inside.
Wednesday, October 27,2010
Fiction 101

CityBeat's 2010 Fiction 101 contest

Short stories about zombies, murder, angst and more

Monday, October 25,2010
Fiction 101

101-word flashes by CityBeat staff

Inspired by your fiction submissions, we offer up our own.

Tuesday, September 14,2010
Fiction 101

San Diego CityBeat's Fiction 101 contest

2010 Entry information

Tuesday, October 13,2009
Fiction 101

2009 Fiction 101 contest

The winners of our seventh annual super-short-story contest

The winners of our seventh annual super-short-story contest
Tuesday, December 2,2008
Fiction 101

Fiction 101: Out loud

Our Fiction 101 contest gets revived and made into a live spoken-word show

Our Fiction 101 contest gets revived and made into a live spoken-word show
Tuesday, October 21,2008
Fiction 101

2008 Fiction 101 Contest

Presenting this year's winners

Presenting this year's winners
Tuesday, October 16,2007
Fiction 101

2007 Fiction 101 contest

The winners of our fifth annual super-short-story contest

The winners of our fifth annual super-short-story contest
 
 
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