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Round Two Of Our Fiction-Writing Contest Is Open!

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Round Two Of Our Fiction-Writing Contest Is Open!

Round Two Of Our Fiction-Writing Contest Is Open!

Round Two Of Our Fiction-Writing Contest Is Open!

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For the second round of our "Three-Minute Fiction" contest, we want you to send us original works of fiction that begin with this sentence:

"The nurse left work at five o'clock."

One entry per person, and no more than 600 words, please. Stories must be received by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Aug. 25.

We'll post a favorite story weekly until The New Yorker's James Wood picks our winner and reads his or her story on the air. The winner will also receive a signed copy of Wood's book, How Fiction Works.

Happy writing!