It has come to my attention that the guidelines for this contest haven’t been posted on the web page yet, so to help get the competition writing, here are the guidelines as copied from the magazine:
Send us a postcard along with a story that relates to the image. The relationship can be as tangential as you like, so long as there is some clear connection to the image or place. Maximum 500 words, fiction or non-fiction.
Type your literal postcard story on standard paper, in at least 11-point type, and attach the postcard with a paper clip (no staples, please). Judging is blind, so do not write your name on the story or the card. Include a cover letter with your name and the story title(s), as well as your address, phone number and email address. Send with a cheque for the entry fee to: Geist Postcard Contest, 200-341 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B8.
Postmarked no later than Dec. 1, 2006.
Entry fee: 20$ for the first entry (includes 1-yr subscription or subscription extension), 5$ for each additional entry.
The 3 winning entries will be published in Geist. Runners-up will receive swell gifts.