The statewide competition is open to all undergraduate students currently enrolled in an Arkansas college or university, regardless of major. The only stipulation is the submitted material must be an unpublished fictional short story on any subject matter and no more than 2,500 words in length. All submissions are due to the Hemmingway Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center no later than Friday, April 6. Winners will be notified by Tuesday, May 1. They will receive a free spot in June's writers' retreat and will be invited to give a public reading at the museum.