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Submit a story to "Telling Tales"




Hey scribblers: if you're a fan of "Tales from the South" and have ever dreamed of being on the show, now's your chance. TFTS is now accepting submissions for their "Telling Tales" contest. Submissions must be between 1000 - 1200 words, and be on this year's "Telling Tales" topic, which is: a literary memoir based on this quote: "There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in." — Graham Greene. The three winners will get to read their work during a live taping of TFTS in April. All submissions will be considered for future shows.

Full submission guidelines are available at their website. Deadline is Sunday, March 4, 2012. Best get crackin'.

Press release on the jump...


Paula Morell, Executive Producer
Tales from the South

Telling Tales Writing Contest for Arkansas Literary Festival

North Little Rock, AR. February 27, 2012—In partnership with the Arkansas Literary Festival, Tales from the South Radio Show is seeking submissions for its second annual "Telling Tales" contest. A panel of award-winning authors will choose the top three stories, and winning writers will read their work on Tales from the South on Tuesday evening, April 17, 2012. The live taping of the radio series will be at Starving Artist Café in the Argenta Arts District, Downtown North Little Rock. This contest is sponsored by William F. Laman Public Library. Submission deadline is Sunday, March 04, 2012.

Open to writers currently living in the South (defined as the Confederate South: Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida) or from the South originally. Stories must be true and be between 1000-1200 words, based on this year's topic. If accepted, writers must read their own stories and be available to record in front of a live audience at Starving Artist Café in the Argenta Arts District of North Little Rock, Arkansas, on Tuesday, April 17, 2012. Lodging will be provided for writers outside of the Central Arkansas area. Full submission guidelines at All non-winning submissions will be considered for future shows.

"Tales from the South" is recorded on Tuesdays during “Dinner and a Show” at Starving Artist Café. The show airs locally on KUAR Thursdays at 7pm and is syndicated by World Radio Network, a satellite radio distribution service, available to more than 130 million listeners worldwide. Shows are also distributed nationwide to multiple public radio stations by PRX (Public Radio Exchange). Podcasts are available on ITunes, the NPR website, the KUAR website, the PRX website, and the “Tales from the South” website.

“Tales from the South” is presented by the Argenta Arts Foundation, with AY Magazine as the official media sponsor, publishing a story each month in the magazine. Additional support provided by William F. Laman Public Library, the North Little Rock Visitor’s Bureau and The Oxford American Magazine.

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