I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! It's rainy here once again, so maybe a movie is in order. Who knows? Anyway, I hope everyone is enjoying this lovely Saturday.
I just wanted to do a quick post as I know several readers out there are fans of short fiction. I stumbled upon The Clarity of Night, and Jason Evans is offering a short fiction contest. So, for all the budding writers out there, here is an excellent opportunity for growth.
This contest is called In Vino Veritas (Truth in Wine) Short Fiction Contest. Here are the rules as taken directly from The Clarity of Night....
THE CONTEST WILL OPEN ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2009.
Now, down to business. Here's how the contest works. Using the photograph above for inspiration, compose a short fiction (or poetry) piece of no more than 250 words in any genre or style. After the contest opens, send your entry to me by email at jevanswriter at yahoo dot com before 11:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 15th (Eastern Time, United States). I'd prefer attachments formatted in Microsoft Word or Word Perfect (please see the format request below), but if you have something more exotic, you can paste the text into the body of an email. Each entry will be posted and indexed.
Now for the goodies. The following prizes are up for grabs:
* 1st Place: $50 Amazon gift certificate and a signed copy of RED-HEADED STEPHCHILD
* 2nd Place: $30 Amazon gift certificate
* 3rd Place: $25 Amazon gift certificate
* 4th Place: $20 Amazon gift certificate
* 5th Place: $15 Amazon gift certificate
* Readers' Choice Award 1st Place: $30 Amazon Gift certificate and a signed copy of RED-HEADED STEPCHILD
Jaye Wells, author of RED-HEADED STEPCHILD will participate in judging as well as offering her new book as one of the prizes.
Everyone that would like to participate, head over to Jason Evans' blog and check this out. I'm sure everyone will have fun! The link is http://clarityofnight.blogspot.com/, just click to head over.