Thursday, December 10, 2015

Have You Entered the Sea Scribblers Short Story Contest?

Have you started your entry for the Sea Scribblers contest yet? Don't give up now! There's still time, but you'll have to hurry! By Saturday midnight, your short story of 3,000 words or less is due to seascribblerscontest[AT]gmail[DOT]com  We've already had entries coming in, and we can't wait to see yours! More details below....

The Challenge 
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!

The Prizes
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. 

The Rules
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. 

The Prompt
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! :)


  1. #mustkeepscribbling I'm planning to work really hard today. ;D

  2. Does the file need to have a specific file name? Or just anything that doesn't have my name on it? x)

    1. Just name it with the name of your story. :)

  3. Mine's in! I'm already nervous/excited. :)

    1. Mine is in as well and I am also nervous/excited!


    2. We're so excited, we can't wait to read both of your entries! :)

  4. *sighs deeply* Oh, dear! I wasn't able to get any writing done for Sea Scribblers! *sobs* :'(. After a crazy busy study-week, I had a vague idea of writing up something last night, but then we went to youth group and that took up all evening :P.

    But I am really excited about reading the winner(s) of this competition and seeing how it goes - it would be wonderful if you got to do it again another time (and hopefully I'd not be drowning in studies and Christmas activities that time ;))!


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