Enter the Other Normals Short-Story Contest

We all have our weaknesses. Maybe you’re not a speed reader. Or you suck at volleyball. Maybe you aren’t the strongest or tallest or fastest. But maybe these apparent weaknesses could be secret strengths?

Ned Vizzini’s novel The Other Normals is all about Perry Eckert, a nerdy teenager obsessed with RPGs, who goes to camp and discovers his nerdiness might be an advantage. Inspired by the book, we’re challenging you to write a story about an apparent weakness that ends up working to someone’s advantage.

You’ve got just two more days to enter! Ned Vizzini will be choosing the winner from the top 10 most-hearted entries. Get writing already!

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