Apparently it’s contest season because every which way I turn on the inter-webs, I see one ad or another. Granted, most of them are coming from Writers Digest but still! More than a dozen options. In case you’re interested in distracting yourself in a somewhat useful (perhaps monetarily useful) way then read on.
The first (and quite possibly my favorite) is the microstyle writing contest. The Gotham writing workshop challenges you to write a sentence with double meaning in twenty words or less. Prizes include a workshop, a book, a Barnes & Noble gift card, a free magazine subscription. You have till September 15 and are limited to one entry.
In the mother-load of writing contests, Writers Digest has a plethora of options covering every genre: sci-fi, thriller, young adult, romance, screen writing, self published and on and on and on. The prizes are varied from publication to meetings with agents to $3000 buck-a-roos. Some deadlines are the end of this month, some not till December. It’s worth a look, writer friends.
For my multi-talented folks, Hint Fiction has a short film contest. All you have to do is make a one minute movie based on a short story by Hemingway, Edith Pilaf, or Eric Hsu. Sign up by August 15th to be assigned a story.
Let me know if any of you actually enter! Feel free to practice on Monday’s Picture Story.