Posts Tagged ‘Short Story Writing Contest’

First Chapter Writing Contest–So You Think You Can Make Me Laugh? Ha!

28 March 2013

First Chapter Writing Contest

Contest Submission Period: April Fool’s Day-June 1st, 2013

Entry Fee: Zilch. Nada. Zippo. It’s totally free to enter!

Contest Benefits: I will provide a short critique for all submissions highlighting the good, the bad, and the ugly. This is a HUGE benefit of entering my contest. We writers crave feedback. Feedback makes us better.

Prize: The winner will receive a $25 gift card to Amazon. But wait there’s more! As the champion, your winning story, your picture, and a little blurb about YOU will be featured on my website. And I’ll talk about you in social media land.

What to submit: Your funny first chapter. True or not true or a mixture of both, it doesn’t matter as long as it’s funny. I will have a funny meter and you will receive a score as part of your critique.

What not to submit (Big No-No’s): Prose of a nasty, evil, mean-spirited, or pornographic/graphic nature.

Word Count: 1000 word max meaning do NOT exceed 1000 words.

Two Kinds of Entry formats accepted: 1. I’ll accept a video clip if you think an oral delivery will enhance the comedic nature of your work. Big risk, big potential pay-off IF YOU NAIL IT. If you don’t . . . well let’s just say you want the right kind of laughter.

2. I’ll accept your written entry as part in the body of an e-mail only. I WILL NOT OPEN attachments. Repeat after me. Terri will not open attachments.

Visit the website for details on how to enter:

http://terriweeding.com/little-ole-humor-writin-contest/

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6th Annual – Jr. Authors Short Story Writing Contest 2013

24 November 2012

Jr Authors Short Story Writing Contest 2013

Attention! – Writing Contest Opens: January 1, 2013

Deadline: Postmarked by June 30, 2013

Top 10 finalists in each Category Announced: September 20, 2013

Winners Announced LIVE at Junior Authors Writers Conference

STILL Free to Enter
MORE Categories
NEW Prizes
NEW Submission Dates
NEW Digital Submission Process
NEW Story Feedback Service
NEW Writers Conference

Category I Ages 18 – 21*
Top 6 writers receive Amazon gift cards and a certificate of achievement. First place writer will be published on this website and be eligible for paid writing opportunities with Laura Thomas Communications. Plus, a press release about your winning short story will be sent to your local community newspaper. See rules below. *You can be no more than 21 years old as of June 30, 2013.

Category 2 Ages 15 – 17
Top 6 writers receive Amazon gift cards and a certificate of achievement. First place writer will be published on this website and be eligible for paid writing opportunities with Laura Thomas Communications. Plus, a press release about your winning short story will be sent to your local community newspaper. See rules below.

Category 3 Ages 12 – 14
Top 6 writers receive Amazon gift cards and a certificate of achievement. First place writer will be published on this website. Plus, a press release about your winning short story will be sent to your local community newspaper. See rules below.

Category 4 Ages 9 – 11
Top 6 writers receive Amazon gift cards and a certificate of achievement. First place writer will be published on this website. Plus, a press release about your winning short story will be sent to your local community newspaper. See rules below.

Junior Authors Short Story Writing Contest Rules:

  1. Contest open to any student between 9 and 21 years old as of June 30, 2013. Proof of age may be required.
  2. It does not matter where you call home. Entries from any country are welcome.
  3. Your story can be about anything you like. Be creative and have fun.
  4. Your story must be in English.
  5. Maximum length is 1000 words.
  6. No images, illustrations or fancy fonts. Keep it easy to read. Not sure which font to use? Try Times New Roman 12 pt.
  7. Make sure your name and the title of your story are on the first page of your story.
  8. Complete the online entry form and upload your story. This will be available on January 1st. No entries will be accepted early.
  9. Pay the optional FEEDBACK fee.*
  10. One story per student.

*New FEEDBACK OPTION for 2013. For a small fee paid when your story is submitted, you will receive a feedback package after the contest winners are announced. The package will contain your score broken down into the four criteria (unity, style, description and story structure), along with some suggestions from Laura about how to improve the story. Stories may be worked on and resubmitted in 2014. You will be able to sign up and pay for this service on the online entry form.

Visit the website for details: http://laurathomascommunications.com/juniorauthorscontest/