Archive for May 11th, 2010

2010 Quarterly Flash Fiction Contest

11 May 2010

Calling all writers – looking for a quickie that pays? Sometimes Less is More . . . .

2010 Quarterly Flash Fiction Contest:

The Intersection of . . . .

“The Intersection of . . . “ Flash Fiction contest offers four subjects for your contemplation and asks you to submit your most interesting 300 words, new or previously published, for any/all. The winner each quarter will receive $25.00 (US) and a signed copy of Intersections/Fast Forward, by Sheila Scobba Banning. Winners will be posted at

Guidelines: Up to 300 words, one entry per quarter sent within the given submission period. Send stories to in an e-mail with the topic (The Intersection of . . .) as the subject line, no attachments except PDF. Please include name and preferred e-mail address. We are not responsible for lost/unreadable submissions and reserve the right to award more than one prize in the case of rampant indecision. Entries sent outside the submission period will be deleted unread. Author retains all rights. Winners will be contacted by e-mail from for mailing/payment instructions.

Topic Schedule:

The Intersection of . . . Food and Sex
closed – winner posted at

The Intersection of . . . Obligation and Passion
April 1 – June 15, 2010

The Intersection of . . . Creation and Sorrow
July 1 – September 15, 2010

The Intersection of . . . Loss and Desire
October 1 – December 15, 2010

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Newport Review Bananagrams Writing Contest

11 May 2010

Newport Review Bananagrams Writing Contest

– $500 in Prizes-

Let our word prompts inspire a prize-winning poem or story in a contest inspired by the Bananagrams word game. Newport Review, an established online journal, offers cash prizes and publication.

Contest deadline: Sept 1, 2010.

Guest judges: John Landry, poetry, Jincy Willett, fiction.

Contest details at:

Odd or Unusual Mother’s Day Story Contest

11 May 2010


1. Email your odd, funny, or unusual Mother’s Day experience to It must be a true story and one never published before. Keep it under 500 words. (You DO NOT have to be a writer to record your experience!).

2. The staff at will vote and chose the story that we feel is the most odd, funny or unusual.

3. Deadline for stories is Friday, May 14th at midnight, CST.

4. The winner will be announced on Monday, May 17th, by noon, CST. The winner will receive a $25 Mercardi gift card of their choice from the 200+ retailers Mercardi handles.

5. The winning story will be published on this blog.

That’s it! So get busy sending me your odd, unusual or funny Mother’s Day story and be sure to pass the link to this post along. It’s gonna be a blast!

Here are the details,