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. You can send in one story, or send in a couple of stories for the different prompts.
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. Contestants may submit up to three seperate entries, but only one entry can win.
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! :)