For the third year in a row, we're hosting a story writing contest to celebrate the annual release of "Gerald's Talking Dog," our Belgian Rye Dubbel fermented with a blend of Michigan-grown sweet and tart cherries.
All contest entries will be read by a panel of judges. The top three stories will then be presented at a public reading in the pub on Saturday, December 10 at 7:30pm. Live music from Dale Wicks follows the presentation.
Contest Details: Each essay submission should be a creative undertaking, meant to captivate and entertain, beginning with the following title and first line. The rest of the story is up to the writer to spin the tail in 500 words or less.
Title: Gerald's Talking Dog
First Line: "Gerald's Talking Dog loves cherries. That's all he talks about…"
Contest Submissions: All story submissions are due by Friday, December 2. Email your essay to us or print it and drop it off at the pub. Each submission must include the entrant's name, email address, telephone number, and age. Only one submission of 500 words or less is allowed per person. There is no fee to enter the writing contest. Authors are encouraged to attend the public reading on December 10 but do not need to be present to win.
• 1st Place Prizes: 2017 Cloudspotter Membership, $100 Stormcloud Gift Card, Stormcloud Growler.
• 2nd Place Prizes: $50 Stormcloud Gift Card, Stormcloud Growler.
•3rd Place Prize: $25 Stormcloud Gift Card, Stormcloud Crowler.
The top three stories will also receive publication in The Betsie Current.