Contest

In its final season, the TV sitcom Seinfeld did a send-up of the cartoons in The New Yorker. The magazine's comics are distinctive – short, quippy, topical, understated. Simply put, they're smart.

Maybe too smart, sometimes, and that's what the character Elaine found when she got her own cartoon published in the magazine.

Release your inner author - the next round of All Things Considered's  Three-Minute Fiction contest starts Saturday, March 10th, with a new judge, author Luis Alberto Urrea.  The contest has a simple premise:  Listeners submit original short stories with a  600-word limit that can be read aloud in three minutes or less.

This round's special rule: