Bucks names David Jarret winner of 2nd annual Short-Fiction Contest

The Doylestown resident, along with second-place finisher Melissa Sullivan of Chalfont and third-place finisher Julia Linde of Warminster, will read during a reception on Dec. 2

The Times

David Jarret of Doylestown has won first place in the second annual Bucks County Short-Fiction contest. Jarret, who won a $200 honorarium for placing first out of 33 entries, entered his story “Mr. Agarwal is Not a Lonely Man.” He’ll read portions of his winning story at a reception from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2 in the Orangery building on the Newtown Campus of Bucks County Community College.

Also reading at the celebration will be second-place winner Melissa Sullivan of Chalfont, who took home $100 for her story “Last Run.” Joining will be Julia Linde of Warminster, who won third place and $50 for “Skin.”

Philadelphia novelist Elizabeth LaBan will also speak at the celebration. She will discuss the creative writing process, read from her work and take questions. LaBan is the author of several books, including The Restaurant Critic’s Wife and Not Perfect.

The contest was open to adults who are residents of Bucks County. A similar contest for Bucks County high school students will be next spring.

The Bucks County Short-Fiction Contest reading and reception on Dec. 2 is free and open to the public. Bucks County Community College is located at 275 Swamp Road, Newtown, where there is ample free parking. For more information about the contest, contact professor Elizabeth Luciano at Elizabeth.Luciano@bucks.edu or 215–968–8167.