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Sharpen your pencils and dust off those keyboards! The next writing contest is at hand!

Up to 50 entrants will be allowed to compete for fabulous prizes. 

No entry fee required.

The theme?

Short Stories!

The last contest had a brutal word restriction of just 500 words, so this time I’m throwing in another thousand and allowing stories up to 1500 words. I am nothing if not generous, right?;)

Now for the twist!

Each story must use one of the following prompts as the basis of their story:

Prompt One

Prompt One: Suitcase

Prompt Two

Prompt Two: Landscape

Prompt Three

Prompt Three: City View

Prompt Four

Prompt Four: Knight

Interpret these scenes however you’d like. Pay no attention to the title as far as your writing. I labelled them only for reference purposes.

Guidelines are as follows:

1. Must have at least one self-published book (please provide a link in your e-mail)

2. Must be a subscriber to the quarterly Amid the Imaginary newsletter published through Fine Fables Press

3. Story must be 1500 words or less and in one of the genres of the blog–Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Paranormal, Dystopian, Steampunk. (I’ll allow Horror this time as well, just to include all the subcategories in Speculative fiction.)

4. One entry per person and once submitted the entrant cannot resubmit

5. Story format should be in PDF: Please also title your story, indicate which prompt you’re using by its label, the genre, and include your name in the document (not just the e-mail).

DEADLINE to submit: Noon, 12:00 pm (U.S. Central Standard Time) on Sunday, November 1st. No exceptions.

Email your submission to FineFablesPress@gmail.com, Subject: Writing Contest Submission

Be sure to adhere to the guidelines listed above as it may impact the judgement of your entry if you do not.

On to the good part!

This writing contest is sponsored by Tweet Your Books: Effective Twitter book promotion for authors.

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They Tweet your book, blog or author website to 550,000 select and genuine users: readers, editors, publishers & writers who follow them on their Twitter accounts.

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1st Place

  • Sponsored Prize: 30 Day Set & Forget Package: a minimum of 7 Tweets per day for 30 days. 
  • Winning story published in the Amid the Imaginary newsletter and on the blog’s website.
  • Author Interview published on Amid the Imaginary blog
  • 30 day listing on the blog’s “Featured Authors” page with book cover image of one of the author’s books, including purchase and website links.

2nd

2nd Place

  • Honorable mention in the Amid the Imaginary newsletter and story published on the blog
  • Author Interview published on Amid the Imaginary blog
  • 30 day listing on the blog’s “Featured Authors” page with book cover image of one of the author’s books, including purchase and website links.

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  • Honorable mention in the Amid the Imaginary newsletter and story published on the blog
    • 30 day listing on the blog’s “Featured Authors” page with book cover image of one of the author’s books, including purchase and website links.

Contest Judges:

  • The Commander at Planetary Defense Command
  • Molly Z.: An avid reader of speculative fiction and a fan of self-published authors
  • And yours truly, your friendly neighborhood Hawaiian girl

We’re looking forward to reading your entries!

Please remember to carefully review the guidelines above. We’ll accept the first 50 submissions, and once again, that deadline to submit is 12:00pm (U.S. Central Standard Time) on Sunday, November 1st, 2015.

Questions? Please comment on this post or on the Facebook announcement so everyone can see the answers. Technical difficulties? Then e-mail the question to me directly at FineFablesPress@gmail.com

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