Welcome to the 1st Follow My Lead Flash Fiction Contest!
I will a hold a Follow My Lead contest, monthly, here at my blog. The contest will begin on the first Friday of the month (with the exception of this first contest.) and will run for two weeks.
The contestant's entries will be judged on his or her ability to follow the prompt provided, and the writer's overall creative expression. Excited yet??
The contest piece may be merely a Sketch Story . Sketch Stories may contain little or no plot. Click on link to discover more about Sketch Stories and famous authors who wrote them.
Sounds like fun, doesn't it? Check out the deets! (Rules):
~ Entries must be original work of the writer.
~ Only one entry per contestant.
~ 300 words or less.
~ The piece must follow the prompt provided, but may sway in any direction.**See note below
~ The contest piece should be written about the image, in some form or fashion.
~ The prompt should be used in the story and included in word ct.
Have a blast & be creative. :))
**Please copy and paste your entries directly into the comment section of the post. I prefer to keep my blog rated **PG-13, so if your contest piece is beyond this rating, you can post it on your own blog, and then leave the link in the comments section. If in the future, the monthly contest grows, I will incorporate a Linky list.
**Clarification on PG-13: Some cursing and PDA is okay, IF it lends itself to story / character. If the contest piece goes above / beyond on either, please leave a link, and I will visit & read. :)))
My main goal in hosting this contest, is to support other writers. YAY! With that in mind, the prizes will be books or ebooks written by fellow writers within the blogging community, purchased by me. If you'd like your book added to this list of prizes, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. *Also, if you'd like to donate your time with providing a manuscript critique, as a prize, email me as well.
Now, can anyone say, PRIZES for this first round?? Ooh, I can hear the buzzing of creative minds already. :)))
For this first contest, there will be three place winners, each receiving an ebook copy of End of Days by the fabulous Roland Yeomans . If you haven't checked out his blog, you must! It's filled with ghostly posts of authors passed, wit & humor galore, writer's tips & advice, and giveaways to the max. Roland is one of the most generous authors on this planet.
1st EVER Follow My Lead Contest dates: Begins today!
June 18th - Ending June 30th, midnight EST.
In honor of my friend, the talented Roland Yeomans, the first prompt will begin with an amazing image from the streets of New Orleans. Drum roll please? Um, thanks!
|Photo from www.asergeev.com|
Follow My Lead Flash Fiction Prompt:
The streets of this restless city never slept...