We're kicking off a new feature on the Field & Stream web site, a place for all you aspiring outdoor writers to show off your stuff (and have a chance to win some great gear). It's called the Field & Stream Story Contest, and we'll be holding one each week through the month of October.
Here's how they work. Write us a story that's between 300 and 1000 words long (go over and you'll be disqualified). Then enter it into the comments section below. We'll review each one each week and evaluate it based on the following things.
1. Grammar, spelling, and punctuation
2. Originality, perspective, and voice
On Monday of the following week we'll announce the winning entry and open up a new contest. Winners will receive a Leatherman Super Tool 300 (weeks one and two) or a Leatherman Expanse e55 knife (weeks three and four).
So let's get started! ENTER SUBMISSIONS FOR WEEK ONE (ONLY) INTO THE COMMENTS BELOW. We'll create a separate thread each week for the next round of submissions. Note that the first "week" of this contest will run from Sept. 30 to Oct. 5.
UPDATE: WEEK ONE WINNER ANNOUNCED Congratulations to "Critter," who wins a Leatherman Supertool 300 for his story about hunting, shooting, and tracking an elk. Next week's winner will be announced on Monday, October 12. Good luck!