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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Zeit Geist

The 7th Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest is underway. Here's your chance to finish that short piece you've been thinking about. Find a postcard that inspires you, write a story to accompany the image (prose or verse) and send it to us.
You could win fame, glory and some prize money too! And, if you enter by November 20, 2010, we'll send you the Geist 20th Anniversary Collector's issue as part of your subscription.

Here are the details:
Send us a postcard with a story that relates to the image. The connection between image and story can be as subtle as you like, as long as we can figure it out. Contest info and submission details can be found here. Enter by post, or submit your entry online

First Prize: $250
Second Prize: $150
Third Prize: $100
Honourable Mentions get swell Geist gifts
Maximum length: 500 words, fiction or non-fiction, prose or verse.
Winning entries will be published in Geist and at geist.com.
Honourable mentions will be published at geist.com.
Entry Fee: $20 for the first entry (includes a 1-year sub­scrip­tion), $5 for each addi­tional entry. When you enter before November 20, 2010, you will recieve the Geist 20th Anniversary Collector's Issue—guaranteed!

Erm, 20 dollars works out about €14.20. And fame and glory shouldn't ever appear in the same breath as poetry. You're fine, thanks....


  1. They can shove their postcards up their letterbox.

  2. Tempting, BUT as I have not got a twenty lying around that isn't accounted for (food, cat food, bird food, libations)they'll have to do without my contribution. (Once bitten and all that.)


  3. I was really excited about this until...

    How much?! With TFE on this one.

  4. I've noticed this on a few occasions that entry to the competition means taking out a subscription. Hmmm...