SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Irreantum magazine is currently accepting manuscripts for its seventh annual fiction contest.  Because Irreantum is a literary journal dedicated to exploring Mormon culture, all contest entries must relate to the Mormon experience in some way. Authors need not be LDS. Any fictional form up to 8,500 words will be considered, including short stories and excerpts from novels.

The first-place author will be awarded $250, second place $175, and third place $100 (unless judges determine that no entries are of sufficient quality to merit awards). Winners agree to give Irreantum first publication rights.

Deadline is May 31, 2007.

Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Please email your entry as an MS Word, WordPerfect, or RTF file attachment to submissions@irreantum.org.

In the subject line, please write “2007 Fiction Contest.” Include your name, the title of your submission, and your contact information, including address and phone number, in the body of the email.

To facilitate blind judging, no identifying information should appear in the story itself other than the title of the manuscript, which should appear as a header on each page.

Winners will be announced August 31, 2007.

The Irreantum Fiction Contest is funded through a grant from the Utah Arts Council.