Creative Writing Institute's Third Annual Beginner's Short Story Contest
A contest that is truly for beginner's only! If you have been fortunate enough to sell a book or a short story, we're sorry, but you don't qualify. If you have self-published, you do qualify. This is an honor system.
1. Any genre (Horror, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Drama, Children, etc.)
2.¬† 1,000 - 1,750 words
3.¬† No entry fee or reading fee, but Creative Writing Institute is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity that sponsors cancer patients in writing therapy courses. We would like to award $100 to the first place winner, but the cash prize depends entirely on the donations. If you can help, please donate through credit card or PayPal at: http://creativewritinginstitute.com/donate.php
4.¬† All rights remain the property of the author
5.¬† Entries must be G-rated. That means no swearing or vulgar language.
6. Entries must be received¬†by midnight, USA Eastern Standard Time, October 20, 2011
7.¬† Mail to head judge, firstname.lastname@example.org
8. Put WRITING CONTEST in the subject line
9.¬† Entries will be judged on originality, creativity, style, and technique
10¬† NOT following instructions may lead to disqualification
11. Up to two entries per person
12. Winners will be notified by email by December 15, 2011.
Prizes: 1st place winner will receive cash (up to $100, depending on donations received) OR a free, tutored writing course at Creative Writing Institute, valued at $200. In addition, the winner will receive two books, Word Magic by Cindy Rogers and and autographed copy of Word Trippers by Barbara McNichol. Winning entry will be published on our website and blog, along with a bio and picture, if provided.
Second place: Two free tutoring sessions with CEO and Founder, Deborah Owen, and a copy of Word Magic by Cindy Rogers. Winner's name will be published on our website and blog and we will provide a link to your story.
Third place: One free tutoring session with CEO and Founder, Deborah Owen, and an autographed copy of Word Trippers by Barbara McNichol. Winner's name will be published on our website and blog and we will provide a link to your story.
Honorable mentions: Names will be published on our website and blog and we will provide a link to your story.
This is a small contest and your chances of winning are good. Get your entries ready now!http://www.creativewritinginstitute.com/
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