Monday, July 9, 2012

Bump in the Night – Writing Contest

I found a neat little contest for paranormal/SF writers of all types. It’s the Bump in the Night flash fiction contest. It’s sponsored by one of the RWA chapters, but their guidelines say the story doesn’t have to be romantic at all, or in any particular SF genre. It just needs to have a strong paranormal element.
I’m going to enter for sure. It’s like an extended writing prompt!
Entries should be under 1000 words, and are due by noon, October 31st 2012.
Here’s how to submit:
Full name:
Pen name if preferred:
Phone number:
Email address:
Title of Entry:
Complete entry of 1000 words or less.

Email entries to
Or, if you prefer, mail to:
Bump in the Night
WPRW President
P.O. Box 266
Irwin, PA  15642

Here’s the nitty-gritty:
Judged by published authors from the Western PA area. Entries will be evaluated in three areas.
1. Does the story engage the reader? This is an overall judgment of the story.
2. Readability – This evaluates the ability and craft of writing.
3. Paranormal theme – story does not need to be romantic or in any particular genre but must include strong paranormal elements.
What can you win?
Finalists will be published on the WPRW website!
1st -4th place receive award certificates
TOP PRIZE – $10.00 gift certificate for Barnes & Noble.  One year Membership in WPRW. (Must be member of RWA)

For more details, check out Western Pennsylvania Romance Writers’ website!

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