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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

It's Time for Short Fiction Writing Contests!!

Hello Everyone Throughout The Blogoshere!!!

There are a couple of writing contest out there for lovers of flash fiction to participate in and some great prizes up for grabs.

Jason Evans from The Clarity of Night is having his contest for flash fiction entries (which means short fiction and word counts, 250 words or less). I know several bloggers participated with me last time Jason ran a contest and I hope to see you ladies and gentlemen this time too. Here's the picture prompt from Jason's current contest:


If this doesn't inspire some of those wicked imaginations out there, I don't know what will!! The majesty of the mighty hawk holds many possibilities! Deadline for entry is January 13, 2010, so get cracking!!

Also......

The Deadline Dames
are holding their first Readers on Demand (ROD) contest of the New Year, Happy 2010!! Their contest is also flash fiction of 250 words or less. The Dames have requested that their picture prompts not be copied from their website, so if you want a peek at it, you'll have to check out their site. I will say it's a grabber!! Even if you're not going to participate, check out this picture, it's very Psycho-ish.... I can't wait to see the fiction that goes along with this one! Deadline for entry is January 13, 2010, get writing folks!

I hope everyone is having an awesome start to the new year! Reading great books, keeping warm with a nice cup of hot chocolate, and enjoying this wicked winter weather. I know it's frigidly cold here and curling up with my laptop and a fantastic book to wake my imagination is the perfect solution to the arctic temperatures. Have fun with the competitions!!

16 comments:

Blanche said...

Hi Dottie!!

I hope you are having a wonderful day:)

Blodeuedd said...

Oh cool, I have to enter too :D

Amy C said...

I got the notification for The Clarity of Night. I might give it a try. Not sure yet. That picture seems like it'll be a little tough for me.

I'll have to check out the other one :).

Cecile said...

Hey Dottie!!How have you been honey? Hope all is well!
I have a little something for the Clarity picture...
Thanks for the heads up! I know you are throwing your story in there... Right... you know you come up with some awesome stuff!!!

Blodeuedd said...

So Dottie, any ideas?
I just wrote my piece, it is what happened after my first story for the contest :D

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - Hi Dottie! I entered the Clarity Of Night contest shown on your site and also wanted to tell you that I'm Christina who does reviews on movieroomreviews.com and musicroomreviews.com and when copying all my movie reviews from Neil's updated site I noticed that you had left some comments (too busy writing, before this, to look at comments), so, thank you! I'm an avid reader too and wish you all the best!

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi Blanche!

I'm doing pretty good here in central Illinois, I hope everything is going great for you in the sunny regions!!!

((hugs))

Dottie :)

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi B!

I'm entering, I'm thinking shape shifiting....

*grin*

Dottie :)

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi Amy!

So much to do with that pic...I think you could continue your early line, but exploring the part of day our new employer may still be able to enjoy. Hmmmm, what do you think?

Dottie :)

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi Cecile!

Can't wait to see what you come up with! It is a cool picture, all kinds of possibilities!!

Dottie :)

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hey B!

That sounds interesting, I don't know if I can continue where I left off, but I see what I can come up with, lol. But I can see the possibility of continuing it when I think about it, hmmmm.....glad I have a little more time, lol!

Dottie :)

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi Christina!

Nice to 'see' you here, lol! I've been stalking you're blog and Neil's for a bit. I too am an avid reader and recently I've sent my sights to writing a tiny bit. So, I'll be entering Jason's contest. It was a blast last time! *grin*

Dottie :)

~Sia McKye~ said...

250 words and a complete story? Oh sure, just kill me now. 250? sigh. I'll think about it.

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi Sia!

Oh 250 words, just short of a conversation! LOL But, I sure enjoy flash fiction.

Dottie :)

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Amias said...

I came over looking for your entry into this contest, and to thank you for reading mines with all the errors ... I should have took care in attaching the right file ... still, you were kind enough to see Lidia, and for that I am grateful. If you care to read the copy I had intended to send in, you can find it on my blog under short stories.

That said, you have an amazing blog, and I will bookmark it so that I can come and enjoy it.

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