Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Inspiration for Writers Contest

Another contest from Sandy Tritt's company, Inspiration For Writers, Inc.

Below is the Cliff Notes version, but check out her blog site for full details, and to qualify for the contest. This one includes a GREAT PRIZE! Her blog can be found at www.InspirationForWritersInc.blogspot.com

Good luck!

In our last post, we covered dialogue, and we gave you some examples of ways you can use beats, physical descriptions, to show your characters in your stories. Here’s your chance to put that into practice. We’re going to give you five themes, and it’s up to you to write the dialogue.

But first, a few rules for this writing contest:

You don’t have to use all five themes, but you do need to use at least one.

You should stick to one character per theme. (Feel free to use the same character across themes.)

You don’t have to use a beat, but you do need to make sure you format attributions correctly.

In order to win the prize, you must be a follower on our blog.

Please leave us a way to contact you with your entry.

Here are your five themes:

Have a character declare his or her love.

Have a character declare his or her hate.

Have a character greet a friend.

Have a character greet his or her nemesis.

Have a character respond to an embarrassing situation.

Post your answers in the comment section for a chance to win an e-book of our popular Tips and Techniques Workbook. You can get a sneak peek of the workbook at our website. We'll announce the winner Friday, September 4th.

Posted By Inspiration for Writers to Inspiration for Writers, Inc. at 8/28/2009 11:40:00 AM


Sunday, July 26, 2009

Esquire online fiction contest

(This news courtesy of Cynthia Sterling Market News)

Esquire Magazine is now publishing fiction exclusively online. As part of this new venture, the magazine is publishing a fiction contest. There's no entry fee and anyone can enter -- but only one entry per person.

All entries must be based on one of the following three titles:
Twenty ten
An Insurrection
Never, Ever Bring This Up Again

Stories will be judged on both literary merit and technical proficiency. Stories may be no more than 4000 words. The deadline for entries is August 1. First prize is $2500 and publication in Esquire.

Find all the details at http://www.esquire.com/fiction/fiction-contest


Saturday, May 09, 2009

Redbook and Adams Media Silver Lining Contest

Here's a contest from Redbook magazine, no entry fee required:

Click here: Cup of Comfort - Redbook and Adams Media Silver Lining Contest

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