DesiLit Calls for Rapid Writers! 48-Hour Writing Challenge: August 11th - 13th, 2006 Think you can write a story, poem, or play in 48 hours? Here's your chance to show your stuff! Contest Rules: Contestants for the DesiLit 48-Hour Writing Challenge are required to register and pay their entry fees by Friday, August 11th, at noon CST; they will have the theme and bonus words e-mailed to them. (They will also be posted on the DesiLit site: www.desilit.org.) Entries will be judged based on overall quality, use of theme, and creative but seamless use of bonus words. The 48-Hour Writing Challenge is open to all South Asian and diaspora writers. Three separate categories will be judged: 1. Fiction (up to 5000 words) 2. Poetry (up to 2 pages typed) 3. Drama (up to 15 pages typed in standard script format) Entrance Fee: $10/$5 DesiLit members. Participants are welcome to enter more than one category (add $5 fee per additional category). More info, including extensive prize list, at: http:// www.desilit.org/rapidfire.php Thanks for your interest! We look forward to judging your entries!