Atomic Noir: Update & Contest within a Contest


“Round One of the ATOMIC NOIR SHORT STORY CONTEST is closed. Several great submissions are in and the selection process is underway. Big thanks to all who submitted. It was short notice and high stakes, and you came through like champs.

The next round begins August 1. Read the guidelines and be ready. Subs will only be open for two weeks at a time from here on in.

In the meantime, we have a contest within the contest. Lou Boxer, ATOMIC NOIR judge (along with Duane Swierczynski) and the man behind NOIRCON, needs your help. He has begun composing the introduction to the volume, and to support his thesis he will be including examples of what “noir” is perceived to be by readers and writers.

This is where you come in.

The process is simple. In 75 words or less… [read the rest over at OUT OF THE GUTTER]”