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Monday, January 19, 2009

WOW! Women on Writing Winter Flash Fiction Contest

That's a lot of alliteration. WOW! Women on Writing is hosting a Winter Flash Fiction Writing Contest. Janet Reid, The Query Shark, is judging.

Entry fee: $10
or $20 if you want a critique of your entry

It's limited to 300 entries, so get yours in as early as possible. They will disable the paypal button when the limit is reached.

From the website:
WINTER 2009 FLASH FICTION CONTEST


OVERVIEW:
WOW! hosts a (quarterly) writing contest every three months. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, communication, and well-rewarded recognition to contestants. The contest is open globally; age is of no matter; and entries must be in English. We are open to all styles of writing, although we do encourage you to take a close look at our guest judge for the season (upper right hand column) and the flavor of our sponsor, if you are serious about winning. We love creativity, originality, and light-hearted reads. That's not to say that our guest judge will feel the same... so go wild! Express yourself, and most of all, let's have some fun!

WORD COUNT:
Maximum: 750
Minimum: 250

The title is not to be counted in your word count. We use MS Word's word count to determine the submitted entry's word count.

PROMPT:
OPEN PROMPT!

That’s right, this is your chance to shine, and get creative. You can write about anything, as long as it’s within the word count and fiction. So, dig out those stories you started way back when and tailor them to the word count.

We’re open to any style and genre. From horror to romance! So, get creative, and most of all, have fun.

GUEST JUDGE: LITERARY AGENT, JANET REID

Janet Reid is an agent with FinePrint Literary Management. Her specialty is relentlessly commercial crime fiction but she also swoons over well-written projects in many other categories. Her asssssistant is a 12 foot long stuffed snake (given to her by Lee Child.) She maintains a blog at http://www.jetreidliterary.blogspot.com to rant about everything that makes her snarl from query letters to…well, query letters. She also runs Query Shark to critique query letters. After hours she stalks Jack Reacher.

CONTEST DEADLINES:
WINTER: December - February 28th, Midnight (Pacific Time) - NOW OPEN!

PRIZES: 25 WINNERS TOTAL!


FIRST PLACE:
$200.00 cash prize
WOW! Goodie Bag
Entry published on WOW! Women On Writing
1 Year Subscription to Premium-Green Markets ($48 value)
Interview on the WOW! Women On Writing Blog

SECOND PLACE:
$150.00 cash prize
WOW! Goodie Bag
Entry published on WOW! Women On Writing
1 Year Subscription to Premium-Green Markets ($48 value)
Interview on the WOW! Women On Writing Blog

THIRD PLACE:
$100.00 cash prize
WOW! Goodie Bag
Entry published on WOW! Women On Writing
1 Year Subscription to Premium-Green Markets ($48 value)
Interview on the WOW! Women On Writing Blog

7 RUNNERS UP:
WOW! Goodie Bag
Entry published on WOW! Women On Writing
1 Year Subscription to Premium-Green Markets ($48 value)
Interview on the WOW! Women On Writing Blog

15 HONORABLE MENTIONS:
WOW! Goodie Bag
Name, state, and title entry published on WOW! Women On Writing

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