Have YOUR story read by writer of literary fiction, Colum McCann! 
His novels include SongdogsThis Side of BrightnessDancerZoliLet the Great World Spin and TransAtlantic.


Write a 2,000-word short story responding to one or both of the quotes below by novelist and short story writer Colum McCann (and perhaps keep in mind Robert Frost’s poem “A Road Not Taken”). What elements of duality and divergence can you include: duplicitous acts, binary oppositions, communication with the “other side,” double indemnity, twins? Let your imagination riff on taking a plot, character, setting or theme in two directions.

“There is always room for at least two truths.” 

“With all respects to heaven, I like it here.”
― Let the Great World Spin

Colum McCann will read the finalists and choose the winners. 

What you'll win:

• 1st place: $1,000 and publication in the March issue of The Writer

• 2nd place: $500 and publication on The Writer’s website

• 3rd place: $250 and publication on The Writer’s website