Group-Sponsored Flash Fiction with a Blog Element Contest
|Deadline:||December 15 (12 days left)|
In honor of National Blog Post Writing Month, Bloggers, unite! is sponsoring a flash fiction contest. For the purposes of this contest, we are defining flash fiction as a fairly straightforward yet difficult-to-execute type of storytelling that prizes brevity and involves a twist ending that matches the theme or “thesis” in an unexpected way.
To be considered, works should include a blogging element that is central to the story in some way. For example, consider the horror novel Feed by Mira Grant. We encourage you to interpret the prompt broadly and creatively.
Criteria for judging will include:
How well the blogging element is integrated into the story
The effectiveness of the hook
The effectiveness of the overall prose, and
The impact of the ending. Elements will be given equal weight.
|1st prize:||20 karma points|
|2nd prize:||15 karma points|
|3rd prize:||15 karma points|
|4th prize:||5 karma points|
Entries must be received by December 15, 2020 at 11:59pm UTC.
Entries must be 1,000 words or less, per Scribophile’s count.
Only one entry per member, please. Multiple entries will all be disqualified.
Flash-fiction only. Non-fiction, novel chapters, screenplays, and poetry will not be considered.
Work must have Public visibility on Scribophile until winners are announced.
Entries will be judged by a three-judge panel. Decisions are final.
To enter the contest, post your work to Scribophile and check the box that says “Enter this work into the Group-Sponsored Flash Fiction with a Blog Element Contest.” Your work will automatically be considered.
Entry is free, but you’ll need karma points to post your work. You can earn karma points by writing critiques of other member’s work.
Winners should be announced by January 15, 2021.