Entries due Sept. 30

Get Lit Beacon, a monthly gathering of writers at the Oak Vino Wine Bar, has launched a contest called “A Beacon Story.” Entries can be fiction or creative nonfiction but must be 1,000 words or fewer. Submissions are due by Sept. 30, and the fee is $5 per entry.

Winners will be announced on Oct. 14; first prize is a gift card from Split Rock Books in Cold Spring and publication in The Highlands Current. Second prize will be a gift card from Binnacle Books in Beacon and publication on the Get Lit Beacon blog. To enter, visit getlitbeacon.com.

The next Get Lit Beacon gathering takes place at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9.

Behind The Story

Type: News

News: Based on facts, either observed and verified directly by the reporter, or reported and verified from knowledgeable sources.

Articles attributed to "staff" are written by the editor or a senior editor. This is typically because they are brief items based on a single source, such as a press release, or there are multiple contributors, such as a collection of photos.