In The Chronicles of Harris Burdick, 14 authors write short stories based on illustrations and captions featured in Chris Van Allsburg’s The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. This concept has been used by teachers and writers for years — and now we’re inviting you to do the same … with a very cool prize at stake!
Here are the details:
Choose one of the following Harris Burdick illustrations and write a piece of “flash fiction” — a short story between 250-500 words — that’s inspired by the image:
Submit your short story using the Novel Novice Harris Burdick Entry Form.
Need help getting started? Check out these tips for writing a Harris Burdick story!
Five (5) winners will each receive an ARC of The Chronicles of Harris Burdick that is SIGNED by Chris Van Allsburg.
- One entry per person
- U.S. only
- Use the entry form
- Please use proper grammar & spelling — it counts!
We’re giving you two weeks to write your flash fiction.
All entries are due by midnight (PT) on Friday, November 11th.
Questions? Leave ’em in the comments & we’ll reply!