Group-Sponsored Crime Fiction Contest
|Deadline:||Dec 31, 2015|
For this contest, stories should begin with the line “Christmas was over, and I had seven days left to kill.” Stories should be crime focused, but don’t necessarily have to have a murder in them! Other than beginning with the provided opening line and having a crime focus, the interpretation of the theme is up to the entrant. Complete short stories only please, up to 3,000 words.
Winners have been announced! Log in to see them.
|1st prize:||20 karma points|
|2nd prize:||15 karma points|
|3rd prize:||10 karma points|
To enter the contest, post your work on Scribophile and check the box that says "Enter this work into the Group-Sponsored Crime Fiction Contest". Your work will automatically be considered.
The checkbox will be visible until the contest deadline, which is in UTC time.
Entry is free, but you'll need karma points to post your work. You can earn karma points by writing critiques of work by other members.
No novel chapters, please.
Only new, previously unpublished work will be accepted.
Honorable mentions will be notified in the contest thread in the forums and via scratchpad of authors.
Submissions as per Scribophile guidelines, flash fiction or short stories of 3,000 words or less.
The contest will run from now until Midnight, January 1st 2016, UTC. The winner will be announced by the end of that month.
Max one entry per person. Further entries will be disqualified.
Work must have Public visibility on Scribophile until winners are announced.
Winners will be selected by a select bunch of group members.