You’ve read stories by John Grisham, but now he wants to read your story. Even though he has a new book called The Associate slated for publication later this month, he has again accepted the challenge of wielding a gavel in the literary world by judging the Hook’s annual short story contest.
The grand-prize winner receives $700, second place $200, and third place, $100.
Next comes the fame. The grand prize-winning story will be published in the Hook in late March when lots of literary types are in town for the Virginia Festival of the Book.
In addition, all three winners will be officially saluted at the opening event of this year’s Festival (vabook.org) on Wednesday, March 18. This year’s Festival hotshots (besides you, of course) include another lawyer turned novelist, David Baldacci, Duke professor Dan Ariely, author of Predictably Irrational (on the timely topic of behaviorial economics), as well as Big Stone Gap’s top native novelist Adriana Trigiani, author of the upcoming Very Valentine.