Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Happy Blogiversary Contest

So, rather than the usual Monday morning check-in (for those of you following that, it is pretty much the same as it was last week), I thought I would announce the small contest I have put together to celebrate the anniversary of my blog. This will be a writing contest (shocked right?).
The details are listed below.

LENGTH: FLASH (less than 1k words)
THEME: Anniversaries
DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: May 26, 2011 (Midnight EST)
PRIZE: 1st place will receive a FREE print copy of Cutlass and Musket: Tales of Piratical Skullduggery (signed by one of the featured authors -- that being me)

First and second place entries will be "published" on this blog and will have their story advertised by me on my website, and twitter (so hopefully it should get some readers) All rights remain with the author and they are free to submit or post elsewhere at their discretion.

Entries can be mailed to rebecca(at)rebeccahartwriting(dot)com

Looking forward to reading some interesting entries.


  1. Awesome! I wanna win a signed copy of the anthology. Wahn! I wanna win! Ha!

  2. Just impress me with your flashings :P hrmm -- interesting...

  3. If all it takes is a little flash .... ha!

  4. Awesome idea, Rebecca :-) You'll have so much fun on the other side of the fence :-)

  5. Be careful what you ask for, Rebecca… I should dig up my noir detective flash from years ago just to make you cringe from all the cliches.

    Grats on the 1 year anniversary. Show's your resiliency. :)

  6. This is such an excellent idea! I wish I didn't hold a deep, ingrained and entirely irrational fear of writing flash, or even short stories. I think there's something wrong with me!

  7. I started something today. I'm about a third the way in. I'm starting to worry that the two thirds I have left won't be enough. Might have to post it to scrib for help. You, however, shall not be allowed to look--not until I send it to you. Ha! :)

  8. I will endeavor to be patient :)

    Chris: Go for it -- I know how whacked you are. :P

  9. How hard is this "1k word limit" and what program will you be using to determine the word count? It seems every program is slightly different at counting...

  10. 1k or less (hard limit) I am using MS word for the count -- so whatever that says.