Micro-fiction contest! Theme: TELEPATHY

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Over at our sister site, HiLobrow, Patrick Cates has announced a third micro-fiction contest. The theme: TELEPATHY.

The deadline for submissions is 9p.m. EST on Sunday, April 25., so act fast!

THE GUIDELINES: No more than 250 words. Only one story per person. Stories featuring explicit/hardcore/extreme sex and/or violence will not be considered. Curse words OK, though, if necessary. Stories replete with spelling and/or grammatical errors will not be considered. Do not include a title.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR STORY: Please email your story to microfiction@hilobrow.com. NOTE: Content published on HiLobrow.com is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

THE JUDGES: The stories will be judged by HiLobrow.com editors Matthew Battles and Joshua Glenn, and HiLobrow’s Magister Ludi, Patrick Cates.

THE PRIZES: The Victor Ludi (contest winner) will be sent a HiLobrow t-shirt and his or her story will be published on HiLobrow.com. The story will also be featured on the fourth episode of HiLobrow’s Radium-Age Science Fiction podcast, “Parallel Universe: Pazzo.”

BONUS: One of the finalists from our most recent contest claims that HiLobrow’s micro-fiction contests are a terrific cure for writer’s block.


READ the winning story from HiLobrow’s first microfiction contest.

READ the winning story from HiLobrow’s second microfiction contest.

READ about Radium-Age telepathy-themed science fiction.



Joshua Glenn is an editor, publisher, and a freelance writer and semiologist. He does business as KING MIXER, LLC. He's cofounder of the websites HiLobrow, Significant Objects, and Semionaut; and cofounder of HiLoBooks, which will reissue six Radium Age sci fi novels in 2012. In 2011, he produced and co-designed the iPhone app KER-PUNCH. He's coauthored and co-edited Taking Things Seriously, The Idler's Glossary, The Wage Slave's Glossary, the story collection Significant Objects (forthcoming from Fantagraphics), and Unbored, a kids' field guide to life forthcoming from Bloomsbury. In the '00s, Glenn was an associate editor and columnist at the Boston Globe's IDEAS section; he also started the IDEAS blog Brainiac. He has written for Slate, n+1, Cabinet, io9, The Baffler, Feed, and The Idler. In the '90s, Glenn published the seminal intellectual zine Hermenaut; served as editorial director and co-producer of the pioneering DIY and online social networking website Tripod.com; and was an editor at the magazine Utne Reader. Glenn manages the Hermenautic Circle, a secretive online community. He was born and raised in Boston, where he lives with his wife and sons. Click here for more info.

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