McSweeney’s weird short story contest

McSweeney’s has announced the August Van Zorn Weird Short Story contest:

a prize of $3,000 will be awarded to the short story that most faithfully and disturbingly embodies the tradition of the weird short story as practiced by Edgar Allan Poe and his literary descendants, among them August Van Zorn.

Many of Poe’s short stories, including “Fall of the House of Usher” and “The Tell-Tale Heart,” are available online.


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