The rules can be found on "The First Edition Writing Contest" tab at the top of this page.
Basically, all you need in order to enter is write an original story [up to 7,500 words in length], centered around [and including] the phrase: "Listen closely to the unspoken words."
The contest will run from July 1 - 15, and the winner will be determind by yours truly. The winner will be announced on or before August 1, 2012.
The winner will have his or her choice of one of the following three FIRST EDITION, Hardcover novels:
- "Tom Sawyer Abroad" by Mark Twain
- "The American Claimant" by Mark Twain
- "Frenchman's Creek" by Daphne du Maurier
Please refer to the Rules for all other information.
Happy writing, and good luck to all who enter!