June 5th is the deadline to enter HiLobrow’s OIL SPILL — WHERE YOU LIVE short-short story contest. Prize money will be donated to a good cause!
THE CHALLENGE: Write a story set in the town or city where you live, but imagine that it (and its surrounding area) has been flooded with several hundred thousand gallons of crude oil daily, because of a drilling-related crisis some weeks earlier.
THE PRIZES: HiLobrow will donate $100 in honor of the contest winner to the Center for Biological Diversity, a nonprofit which seeks to prevent offshore oil spills. (Two-time Significant Objects author Lydia Millet is on the organization’s board.) The winner will also be sent a HiLobrow t-shirt (all sizes except Men’s Large available), and his or her story will be published on HiLobrow.com. Three finalists will also be selected; HiLobrow will donate $50 apiece to CBD for these.
GUIDELINES, HOW TO SUBMIT, ETC.: Click here.