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Sunday, May 22, 2011

1000 Words Contest

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words. Here is your chance to prove the story behind the picture is more important. I cannot offer payment at this time, but the winning story (in 1,000 words or less and based on this photograph) will be printed in a future post on this blog.

This makes a great writing exercise and provides another listing on your resume'. 

Submission Guidelines:
1.)    I am open to most genres as long as the main focus of the story is based on the above photograph. Please, NO erotica. Graphic language/scenes are okay as long as integral to the story; No gratuitous sex scenes or shock-effect vulgarity. Nothing "X" rated. I reserve the right to edit (with your final approval) before posting the winning story.
2.)    Send as a Word Document or RTF attachment – if neither of these is possible, you may submit in the body of the email.
3.)    This must be an original story and previously unpublished.
4.)    Must be 1,000 words or less.
5.)    Send submission to writinginwonderland@gmail.com with the subject line “1000 Words Contest".
6.)    Include your title and byline/writing as name below title.
7.)    Include a short (2-4 sentences) biography, written in the third person, following your story. This will run with your story (if selected for publication). You may include your personal web or blog address if you wish.
8.)    Please send only ONE submission. Subsequent submissions will be discarded. Be sure you are finished with your story before you submit it.
9.)    I will send a short reply to let you know I have successfully received your story. If you don't receive a reply within 24 hours of submitting, please try again.
10.)      I will NOT offer individual feedback or critiques on your submissions at this time.

The contest runs from today until May 29, 2011. I will publish the winner(s) piece by June 6, 2011. Good luck and Happy Writing!


Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Thanks for the opportunity, Sylvia. This looks like a great exercise. Love that picture.

Denise Covey said...

Hi Sylvia. Pretty emotive pic which is great. Thanks for the heads up. I'll see if i can get the creative juices flowing. I will post about it on Tuesday.


Li said...

I'll see what I can do, although I don't always succeed very well with prompts. Thank you for tweeting me the invite, much obliged!

Kimmel Tippets said...

I am in love with this exercise.

Julia Cates said...

great experience.
Thanks for share.
Teacher Resume

Rosalind Adam said...

I love this idea. I shall go away and have a think.

Donea Lee said...

Love the pic - definitely inspiring for a story! I'll have to see if I can come up with something.

Also - thanks, so much, for checking out my interview today! :)

Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

I love the pic. Good luck to those who are entering (unfortunately I'm strapped for time)

Abby Minard said...

That picture looks like it could invoke a lot of cool stories. Excited to see how it turns out!

KM Nalle said...

I love that picture-now let's see if muse plays along.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Ooh, interesting! The image does stir the imagination! Have fun everyone and good luck! :)

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Shannon Lawrence said...

Great picture! I will post about this on Thursday and help get the word out.

Talli Roland said...

Sounds like a great contest, Sylvia!

Inger said...

What a great idea and the picture is well chosen for a great story.--Inger