The Broken Social Scene Story Contest Launches Today

Start your engines, writers! The Broken Social Scene Story Contest: Short Works Inspired by You Forgot It In People opens today! Pick any song title from Broken Social Scene’s first album You Forgot It In People and use it as the title or theme for a short story. The contest celebrates record label Arts & Crafts’ ten-year anniversary, and specifically honours You Forgot It In People, the acclaimed album that launched the record label and caused a sensation worldwide.

Prizes:

The top thirteen short stories will be published as The Broken Social Scene Story Project: Short Works

Inspired by You Forgot It In People on June 8, 2013 as an eBook, powered by Anansi Digital, under House of Anansi’s new short story imprint Astoria. The top three stories will also receive cash prizes, VIP passes to Field Trip Music & Arts Festival, and House of Anansi and Arts & Crafts swag. Ten runners-up will receive Anansi and Arts & Crafts swag.

Jurors:

Broken Social Scene members Brendan Canning, Leslie Feist, and Charles Spearin and House of Anansi Senior Editor Jared Bland.

Key dates:

Contest deadline: March 29, 2013
13 finalists announced: May 24, 2013
Top 3 winners announced: May 30, 2013
The Broken Social Scene Story Project: Short Works Inspired by You Forgot It In People eBook publication date: June 8, 2013
More details available at http://www.houseofanansi.com/bssstorycontest