I found an email or two this week from friends who are members of the Saturday Writers, letting me know that their contest deadline has been extended.
It’s a very good thing that friends send little reminders out to friends like me. Because I plumb forgot to post about that contest in the first place! But there’s still time to get your first place in the 8th Annual Short Story Contest. Now you have till November 15th to get your open genre story into the hands of their fantabulous judges, and don’t forget to send your $7.00 entry fee with that 2009 word story. Get complete details at Saturday Writers (saturdaywriters.org). Oh, and I wouldn’t mind another little reminder so that I, you know, actually get that entry in the mail.
And now, since Halloween is nigh, I’m thinking you might be in the mood for a spooky tale. So, creep on over to Cathy-on-a-Stick for pumpkin shenanigans. Or you might want to read Mary Beth’s Prophecy, if you forgot to read that frightening fable when I posted it in the Hall of Fame.
Isn’t it funny how I never seem to forget the shameless promotion? Bwahahahaha!
I’m not going to make a whole bunch of excuses about missing Finding Something Friday. I’m just going to dive into what I found yesterday (but didn’t quite get around to sharing.) And I’m going to thank Beth Cato for bringing this contest back to my attention.
You know how I love the contests sponsored by Writer’s groups. This contest, sponsored by the Ligonier Valley Writers, is a particular favorite of mine. And not just because I won a little Fortune the last time I entered it. I love this contest because it’s Halloween themed, and the winning entries are read at a bookstore and at the local library in conjunction with a Haunted Storytelling Time. So, if you win, it’s Fame and Fortune! I’m getting a little tingly just thinking about it.
This year’s Flash Fiction Contest wants a little something, something about shapeshifters or werewolves, 1,000 words or less, and delivered by August 15th. No entry fee, too. Check out the Ligonier Valley Writer’s website here to get the rest of the details. And if you want to read one of the winning entries from last year, you can go to Beth’s website here for her take on zombies and breakfast foods.
So, time to start writing that creepy Halloween tale now! No, um, excuses.