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The RulesStory slams take the story from the page and onto the stage, where your work is judged by an audience and by a panel of judges. In order to do well, like in all things, you have to know the rules. So here goes:
The Frostburg State University Center for Literary Arts invites writers of any experience level to participate.
Registration will begin at 7:00 PM the day of the slam and will start at 7:30 PM. The slam is open to participants ages 18 and older, and the cost for attendance and participation is $2. This covers the cash prizes awarded to the first, second, and third place winners.
The slam rules are as follows: The story must be the writer’s own work. Each writer is allowed five (5) minutes to read his/her story. A ten-second grace period is allowed, but any additional time after that will result in point deduction. Finally, writers may not use props, musical instruments, etc. Be reminded that although poems will be judged based on literary merit, an outstanding performance may also capture the judges’ attention.
For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (301) 687-4340.