Flash Fiction Writing Contest 2 February 1, 2014 - February 21, 2014
• Write a flash fiction story of no more than 1,000 words. Stories may be as few as 100 words, but must have a beginning, middle and end.
• Keep it clean. You are writing for a mature audience, so some profanity is fine, but let the story itself make the impact, not the language.
• No Fan Fic, please. No one likes getting sued. K, thanks.
Please include the word count and your Twitter handle, if you've got one, so I can boost you into super stardom! Figuratively speaking. Unless you actually do become famous one day. In that case, I'm totally taking credit for that s**t.
What I'll be looking for in a winning entry:
• At least one complex character, does not have to be the narrator.
• Vivid setting, but only that which is essential to the location and time frame of the story.
• Conflict, obstacles and resolution.
• I prefer a major event that makes a huge impact, causing character development to occur naturally.
• I also prefer a story with an unexpected ending.
These are just a few things I like to see in a story, but do your own thing. If a story breaks all the rules and blows me away anyway, I'll love it all the more.
• I will choose one story to feature on my blog, Write This Way, Monday, March 3, 2014.
• I will also choose three runners up, in the event the winner should no longer wish to be famous. Er, featured. Whatever.
• The four winners chosen will each receive a review for their story from me.
• Also, see boost to super stardom mentioned above.
The Fine Print:
• The Deadline to enter is Friday, February 28, 2014, midnight Central Time (barring any timezone tomfoolery on the part of WritersCafe).
• Any stories found to be in excessively poor taste shall be removed at the editor's sole discretion and without notice.
• Should your story be chosen for feature at the Write This Way blog, you will be required to give written permission for the editor to publish your story for a period of no less than one week, and also to make revisions at her sole discretion.
• Original author retains publishing rights and may post their story to any additional locations they deem fit. However, their story will not be removed from Write This Way blog unless specifically requested in writing, and then only after a one week period.
• Editor may remove the featured story from the Write This Way blog at any time, for any reason, without notice.
Best wishes to all!
One winning story will be featured at my wordpress blog, Write This Way. The winner and three runners up will receive a review of their story written by me.
Created Feb 1, 2014