Electric Literature lit mag is hosting a contest with a twist. A short work of fiction (500 words or less) by a previously unpublished writer, will be performed at Symphony Space by a world-renowned actor, and broadcast on Public Radio International.

On Wednesday, March 2, Selected Shorts is hosting an Evening with Electric Literature. Mike Birbiglia, John Lithgow, and others will perform stories by EL contributors Rick Moody, Lydia Millet and Joy Williams.

You must be a ticket holder to submit to the Electric Shorts Contest, co-hosted by Electric Literature and Selected Shorts. The contest will be judged by Rick Moody and the winning story will be read on stage at Symphony Space by one of the evening's performers, and featured on the Selected Shorts broadcast.

Beth says if John Lithgow read a story of hers she would die happy. Hmm.

For tickets and event details click here. For submission guidelines, click here.