The Loft Literary Center is sponsoring this year’s Vita.mn’s Best of Summer Short Story Contest, held at Hell’s Kitchen in Minneapolis. This year’s theme? The Seven Deadly Sins:
Wrath: inordinate and uncontrolled feelings of hatred and anger.
Greed: excessive or rapacious desire and pursuit of wealth, status, and power.
Sloth: the failure to utilize one?s talents and gifts OR laziness and indifference.
Pride: a desire to be more important or attractive than others, failing to acknowledge the good work of others and excessive love of self.
Lust: excessive thoughts or desires of a sexual nature.
Envy: more general than greed; resentment of another person who has something the self perceives themselves as lacking. A “desire to deprive other men of theirs.”
Gluttony: the overindulgence and overconsumption of anything to the point of waste.
Winners can receive up to $1,000 in prizes. For full contest rules and regulations, visit: http://www.vita.mn/about.php?d=responses&site_forum_id=13556