Announcing Our Fall Lit Jive Writing Contest!

"He Was Bad News From the Start."


He was bad news from the start.

You know the type. The kind of of guy you just get a bad feeling from.

For this year’s Jive writing contest, we’re asking for a 400-words-or-less piece of fiction around the wrong sort of man. He could be a boyfriend, a politician, a supermarket checker, a drifter. Something’s off, but something draws you in. Something happens, and it isn’t always his fault. We want to read what your sharp fiction-writing minds have to say about this guy. Just make sure that your story at some point contains the phrase, “He was bad news from the start.”

Our favorite bad-news entries will be published in our Fall Lit Issue, and we’ll have a party and reading with the winners that very night, Oct. 17, at Copperfield’s Books in Montgomery Village at 6pm!

Send your entries to [email protected].

Deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 5pm.