This ship will sail without me, but if you're under 30 years old, The Kenyon Review has a contest just for you:
We are pleased and excited to announce the first annual Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest, for writers under the age of thirty. Alice Hoffman will be the final judge. Submissions will be accepted February 1st-February 15th, with the winner announced in late spring. Submissions must be 1200 words or less. There is no entry fee. More info: http://www.kenyon-review.org/contest/
The Kenyon Review will publish the winning short story, and the author will be awarded a scholarship to attend the 2008 Writers Workshop, June 14th to the 21st, in beautiful Gambier, Ohio.
--Writers must 30 years of age or younger at the time of submission.
--Stories must be no more 1200 words in length.
--Please do not simultaneously submit your contest entry to another magazine or contest.
--The submissions link will be active February 1st to February 15th. All work must be submitted through our electronic system. We cannot accept paper submissions. Go to http://www.kenyon-review.org/contest/ to enter your story.
--Winners will be announced in the late spring. You will receive an e-mail notifying you of any decisions regarding your work.
--The final judge will be Alice Hoffman, acclaimed author of The Skylight Confessions.