Dirt Rag’s Seventh Annual Literature Contest

Dirt Rag’s Seventh Annual Literature Contest

It’s become a tradition in the pages of the ‘Rag… the Literature Contest. From it we’ve garnered some great stories, winners have received some awesome prizes, and there have even been a few “so bad it’s good” entries passed around the office.

This year our good buddies at Speedgoat Bicycles have stepped up to provide two sweet prizes:
– The First Place winner will get a Santa Cruz Nomad decked out with SRAM X.9 drivetrain, Avid Elixir brakes, RockShox Domain 318 fork, Mavic Crossline wheels and the rest of the necessary bits.

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– Second Place will win a complete Salsa El Mariachi built with Shimano/Surly/WTB wheels, Salsa CroMoto fork, Avid Juicy 3 brakes, Truvativ Stylo crank and more.

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Both First and Second Place entries will be published in issues of Dirt Rag. The deadline is, as always, June 1st – may seem like a long way off now, but it takes time to produce good literature, so get to writin’ (and ridin’ for inspiration).

To submit:
– Include one cover page with the title, your name and contact information.
– Don’t place any personal information, such as your name or address, in the article itself (so that we can judge anonymously).
– Entries must be postmarked by June 1, 2009.

The fine print:
– Entry must include a reference to cycling, preferably mountain biking.
– Length limited to 3,000 words. (This is not a quota. If you can get your point across in fewer words, all the better.)
– Original, unpublished work only.
– Do not plagiarize.
– One entry per person.
– Entries accepted by mail only. Please print out on paper – no floppy disks, thumb drives, or other electronic media.
– No, we cannot answer every query as to whether we’ve received your entry, whether you’ve won or not, what you should do to become a better writer, etc. Results will be posted sometime after the deadline. It might be a while, as we’ll have a lot of reading to do.
Good luck and happy writing!

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