Short Story contest?

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  1. Colossus

    Colossus Any way the wind blows...

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    Erebus:

    I saw your "sticky posting" with the list of short stories that are in a contest. I also saw you mention another contest in the future. Can you give me some details about these contests? If there is a posting or section about it somewhere please feel free to point me in the right direction.
     
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    Erebus Keeping The Equilibrium

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    We will post a link to the entry page when we launch the next contest. Not sure exactly when that will be, but we'll let everyone know, that's for sure.

    This first contest was for 1000 word (max) stories in the relevant SF, F or Horror genres, and closed on May 31st, with final winners announced June 30th. We may be able to increase this for the next contest, possibly to 2,500 words, as we received many requests to do so.

    1000 words is a great challenge though, in fact, I just entered a micro contest where 50 words was the max...yes 50! Previously, the shortest I'd entered myself was 250 words.
     
  3. Colossus

    Colossus Any way the wind blows...

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    50 words???

    Sometimes I have trouble just saying 'hello' in less than 50 words? I would love to see what you submitted (or will submit).
     
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    Erebus Keeping The Equilibrium

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    You can find details of that partcular Flash Fiction contest HERE, as well as an example of a past winner. If mine has no luck there I shall post it here eventually....maybe. ;)
     
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    Erebus Keeping The Equilibrium

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    Re: 50 words???

    Well, guess what happened...? I shall share the news below...

     
  6. Alucard

    Alucard Snazzy Dancer

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    Wow. Congrats, Erebus! 50 words must have been a toughie. I was struggling over a story twice that length. :) By the way, what did you win?
     
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    Erebus Keeping The Equilibrium

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    Thanks, Alucard! :)

    The prize was a paperback from a list of 12. I chose Maxine McArthur's Time Past a SF novel and sequel to her Time Future novel, which I also have, but haven't read yet. Now I can read them together!
     
  8. Colossus

    Colossus Any way the wind blows...

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    Congrats Erebus. I tell you, you guys are my heroes!!! :D

    So let's take a look at this micro story of yours. :)
     
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    Erebus Keeping The Equilibrium

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    Okay then, here it is...

    Copyright © 2002 Neil C. Cladingboel
    >>>>>>> a u r e a l i s X p r e s s <<<<<<<
    >>>>>>>>> July 2002 edition <<<<<<<<<
     
  10. estranghero

    estranghero Lord Deceiver

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    Good one, erebus. Very thought-provoking for such a small piece, it set off questions in my head. :)