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HPMEC To Host Second Annual Short Story Contest


PIGGOTT – The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center will sponsor its second annual short story contest. This is a statewide competition open to all undergraduate students currently enrolled in an Arkansas college or university, regardless of major.

The only stipulations are that the submitted material must be an unpublished fictional short story on any subject matter and no more than five pages in length. All submissions are due to the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum at 1021 West Cherry Street, Piggott, Arkansas 72454, no later than March 31. Winners will be notified by the end of April.

Last year, 44 entries were submitted from 11 institutions across the state. Emily Hill, a sophomore at Hendrix College in Conway, won first place.

This year’s judge is Roland Mann of Orlando, Florida. Mann is a writer, editor, speaker and professor. He is best known for co-creating and writing the comic series Cat & Mouse. As an editor, Mann is best known for his work at Malibu/Marvel Comics, where he edited a host of titles. He also served as editor and publisher of Silverline.

In addition to his work in comics, Mann has been a newspaper editor and, more recently, he taught creative writing at the university level. He is also a frequent speaker at writing workshops and conferences. His first novel, Buying Time, was published in 2010. Learn more about Mann on his website www.rolandmann.me.

Students interested in the Hemingway-Pfeiffer short story contest should contact the museum at (870) 598-3487 or email Adam Long at adamlong@astate.edu.

The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center is an Arkansas State University Heritage Site. More information can be found at hemingway.astate.edu.

Roland Mann
Roland Mann