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Call for Submissions: New York Magazine’s Political Fiction Contest

Friday, November 27th, 2009

By Chris Teja

With Sarah Palin’s much anticipated memoir finally being released last week, there’s been some discussion about fictionalizing the truth. Well New York Magazine has decided to take this idea and run with it by asking seven writers to each take a political figure and insert them into fictional stories that look deep into “the hearts, minds, and libidos of anyone from Mitt Romney to Ashley Dupré.”

And now they’re opening up the project to their readers by asking you to put your own creative spin on the world of politics (Not unlike Huffington Post Blogger Susanna Speier’s Politiku, which is still going strong) in the form of a fictional story. Submissions will be accepted up until December 7th and can be in any format from short stories to screenplays.

Need some inspiration? I’d suggest starting with Adam Haslett’s “Night Walk” featuring Barack Obama.

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