American Pop Lit at is holding its First Pop Lit Story Opening Contest, for the best opening to a short story. 200 words maximum length. One entry per person. Winning entries should be well-written in themselves, but also interest the reader in what is presumably to come. The idea is to encourage strong openings. Three judges will each pick their "three best," points will be awarded and totalled for their selections. The three top point getters will receive prizes. This is an unbelievably easy and fun contest to enter-- simply post your story opening at the Contest announcement at the blog, under "Comments." Include a title and your name. Entries will be visible to one and all to ensure openness and fairness. Last day to post an entry: March 21st. Enter now!-- and good luck.