Some of you are doing NaNo, but need a little something extra to keep you sane. Some of you writers couldn't join NaNo, because writing didn't work out schedule-wise. Some of you are in Bible Bee, and don't write during the month of November, but you wish you could join the fun.
Well, we'd like to offer a much more manageable writing treat that goes to the end of November and the first bit of December. It's open to everyone who loves stories whether you're doing NaNo or not.
Choose one or all of the prompt photos on our blogs to incorporate into a short story, along with a winter or Christmas theme. Write a short story of 3,000 words or less, and send it in to seascribblerscontest[AT]gmail[DOT]com by December 12th, following the rules below.
That means you have over a month to get your creative thinking cap on!
1. First place winner will receive a paperback copy of The Art of War for Writers, by James Scott Bell and a digital copy of The Rakshasa's Bride, by Suzannah Rowntree.
2. Second place winner will receive a digital anthology of short stories by Annie, Emily, and Schuyler, as well as a bookmark.
3. Third place winner will receive a $10 giftcard to The Book Depository.
1. All entries must be submitted to seascribblerscontest[at]gmail[dot]com by December 12, 2015, midnight EST. Files should be .doc files.
2. Entries should be no more than 3,000 words. There is no minimum word requirement. Entries must use one of the photo prompts provided, and contain a Christmas or winter theme.
3. Email subject line should read "Entry for 2015 SEA Scribblers Short Story Contest" and should not contain your story title.
4. Entries should be in Times New Roman, size 12 font.
5. Entries will be judged for creative use of the photo prompt, style, and grammar.
6. No language or explicit sex, please.
7. Judges for the contest are Annie Hawthorne, Emily Hayse, and Schuyler McConkey.
8. Winners will be notified by email and announced online on Saturday, December 19th.
9. The final entry will be posted on the judges' blogs. All stories remain the property of their owners, but may be used for promotional purposes in connection with the contest.
10. The Art of War for Writers will be shipped to contestants outside the US from The Book Depository. However, the bookmark will only be shipped to US entries, and if a person outside the US wins second place, a digital prize will be substituted.
Here's my photo prompt for you all:
For two more prompts (remember, you can use one or all, but be sure to incorporate a holiday or winter theme) go to The Herosinger and The Curious Wren.
We look forward to your entries, and can't wait to see what exciting things you come up with! :)
I'll be back tomorrow for another book review!