In 2013, I am grateful for two featured stories published in the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable, a monthly online publication of the Bethlehem Writers Group. Founded in 2006, this Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based community of writers has an annual short story competition. This year, the theme is “food stories” and the celebrity judge is Rebecca Forster. Entries must be original works of less than 2000 words submitted through the online form by no later than February 17, 2014. The fee for each entry is $10. My story, “Long in the Tooth,” placed third in last year's competition with celebrity judge Hank Phillippi Ryan.