Friday, October 23, 2009

Summer Chiller Prize!

For coming in third place, I received a ten dollar gift certificate to! Not too shabby, I must say. Had this been a typical sale and not a contest, I would have netted approximately ten cents a word, which is quite a bit for short fiction.

I spent a while pouring over my wish list, which is probably close to ten pages by now. In the end, I picked up a copy of In Ghostly Japan, a collection of classic Japanese folk tales compiled by Lafcadio Hearn. I’ve been meaning to pick this up for a while, but never got around to it.

Flashes in the Dark’s next contest, “The Worst of Love,” is taking submissions until November 30th. The guidelines are -

“What we’re looking for: Dark stories that tell us what happens when love goes awry. This could be romantic love, or love between family or friends. Throw in a paranormal twist to this premise, and we want to see your story!

Rules: The usual word count: 1,000 words. Reprints are acceptable as long as they fit the aforementioned theme. Be edgy, be original, and bring your “A” game.

Please, nothing bordering on fanfic. If your characters sound or act like Edward and Bella, Bill and Sookie, or Lestat, please edit your story before submitting. Not that we don’t love these characters, but we want the originality in your work to shine through.

Vampires, Werewolves, and all manner of creatures are welcome.

There will be PRIZES for three winners, which are to be announced later.

Please remember to put “THE WORST OF LOVE” contest clearly in your header or email.“

Yeah, I’ll definitely be entering this one as well.


Angel Zapata said...

Hey, I got my prize in today too. Hmmm...don't know what I'm going to do with it yet. So much fun.

Congrats again to you.

Angel Zapata said...

P.S. Already have entered a piece for The Worst of Love. Can't wait to see what you churn out.

Jessica Brown said...

Congrats to you, too!

re: The Worst of Love entries - IT'S ON!