City Paper Wants Your DC Stories

The Washington City Paper‘s next fiction issue is approaching, and it needs your submissions. Here’s a chance to give the city, and a broader audience, a look at DC from your point of view.

The paper wants unpublished short stories no longer than 2,000 words. These tales will give readers a view of the District not covered in the national news. What’s it like to live in DC’s neighborhoods? What’s it like to eat the food; ride the Metro; go through school; enjoy the night life; survive the daily traffic?

Tayla Burney publisher of Get Lit DC newsletter, will lead this year’s judging panel. Submissions will not have any identifying information about the story’s author in order for each piece to be reviewed “blind.” Winning pieces will appear in the January 3rd, 2019, issue of the paper. The top prize is a small cash award, and runners-up get CityPaper swag.

To enter, email a PDF of your story to by 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 11, 2018. Include your preferred method of contact in the body of the email.