The Robert Benchley Society has opened its 2014 Humor Writing Award Competition, named for the early 20th century humorist. The deadline is Sept. 15, his 125th birthday, having been born in 1889.
The society also announced that political comedian Mark Russell will be the finalists’ judge this year.
Information on the competition can be found at the Benchley society’s website page for the 2014 contest’s rules.
Of note in the rules — besides the Benchelesque twists — is the pieces be written in his style, under 500 words and accompanied by a $14 entry fee. The entries are blind-judged — no identifying information may be on the text file of the piece.