Budding writers get a wake-up call with HopeDance’s short-story contest, ending September 30. The editors of the progressive magazine are hosting the contest to find the best fictional short story (1,000 words or less) with the theme of how you envision the near future. First-place winner receives $100 and publication in HopeDance magazine. Send with $10 entry fee and story to: HopeDance Contest, P.O. Box 15609, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406.

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