Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Opportunities in the Fantastic Flash Fiction World

Song of the Day: "Flashing Lights" by Kanye West

Hello All! It's what you've all been waiting for! Fantastic Flash Fiction Week! I will be exploring the world of flash fiction for the entire week! I'm starting you off with some excellent opportunities if you're a flash fiction writer (or if you just want to try it out). Have a look.



1. WOW (Women on Writing) Summer 2010 Flash Fiction Contest 
    A quarterly contest open to all styles of writing. Entries should have a minimum word count of 250, but 
    should not exceed 750 words. There is an "open" prompt. There will be a total of 25 winners announced.
    Below are the prizes listed on the WOW website.

FIRST PLACE:

•$250.00 cash prize (We raised the cash prize by $50 this season!)
•$25 Amazon Gift Certificate
•Entry published on WOW! Women On Writing
•1 Year Subscription to the Premium-Green Markets Community ($48 value)
•WOW! I Can Organize My Own Blog Tour by Jodi Webb and Angela Mackintosh ($19.95 value)
•Interview on the WOW! Women On Writing Blog

SECOND PLACE:
•$150.00 cash prize
•$25 Amazon Gift Certificate
•Entry published on WOW! Women On Writing
•1 Year Subscription to the Premium-Green Markets Community ($48 value)
•WOW! I Can Organize My Own Blog Tour by Jodi Webb and Angela Mackintosh ($19.95 value)
•Interview on the WOW! Women On Writing Blog

THIRD PLACE:
•$100.00 cash prize
•$25 Amazon Gift Certificate
•Entry published on WOW! Women On Writing
•1 Year Subscription to the Premium-Green Markets Community ($48 value)
•WOW! I Can Organize My Own Blog Tour by Jodi Webb and Angela Mackintosh ($19.95 value)
•Interview on the WOW! Women On Writing Blog

7 RUNNERS UP:
•$25 Amazon Gift Certificate
•Entry published on WOW! Women On Writing
•1 Year Subscription to the Premium-Green Markets Community ($48 value)
•WOW! I Can Organize My Own Blog Tour by Jodi Webb and Angela Mackintosh ($19.95 value)
•Interview on the WOW! Women On Writing Blog

15 HONORABLE MENTIONS:
•$20 Amazon Gift Certificate
•WOW! I Can Organize My Own Blog Tour by Jodi Webb and Angela Mackintosh ($19.95 value)
•Name, state, and title entry published on WOW! Women On Writing

Contest Entry fee is $10 and the Deadline is August 31, 2010.  Enter quickly because they close the contest once they have received 300 entries. For official information visit the link below.

http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php



2. Blue Earth Review Eighth Annual Flash Fiction Contest
    Blue Earth Review is the literary magazine of Minnesota State University. The contest opens September 1, 2010 and closes on December 1, 2010. They ask that entries be under 600 words and there is a reading fee of $5. Submissions are accepted online only. There will be a total of 3 winners: First place receives $100, Second place receives $75, and third place receives $25. All three winners will be published in the Spring 2010 issue of Blue Earth Review. Visit their website below.

http://www.english2.mnsu.edu/ber/contests.html










3. The Writer's Digest 11th Annual Short Short Story Competition
    Submissions should be no longer than 1,500 words. There is an entry fee of $20 and the contest closes December 1, 2010. Here are the prizes listed on the website:

First Place: $3,000 and a trip to the Writer's Digest Conference in New York City

Second Place: $1,500
Third Place: $500
Fourth Through Tenth Place: $100
Eleventh Through Twenty-Fifth Place: $50 gift certificate for Writer's Digest Books

For official rules and guidelines see the following link.

http://www.writersdigest.com/short

Good luck and Happy Writing!

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