For the week of February 12 through February 18, Flash Fiction Chronicles is having its fourth String-of-10 Contest—String-of-10 FOUR—for the best 250-word story written from a specific prompt: a series of ten words posted at FFC on February 12, 2012. This year’s Guest Judge will be Robert Swartwood.
PRIZES STRING-OF-TEN FOUR FLASH FICTION CONTEST
1st Place: Winner will have his or her story published at Every Day Fiction in April, 2012 and be paid the standard payment of $3.00 per story. A copy of The Best of Every Day Fiction Four along with a copy of Pomegranate Stories by Gay Degani, editor of Flash Fiction Chronicles will also be awarded as well as an “I Write Every Day” t-shirt. As a special bonus this year, Robert has decided to throw in a copy of his own collection of (very) short fiction, Phantom Energy.
2nd and 3rd Place: Winners will have their stories published at Flash Fiction Chronicles in April. (There is no payment for publication at Flash Fiction Chronicles.) A copy of The Best of Every Day Fiction Four along with a copy of Pomegranate Stories by Gay Degani, the editor of Flash Fiction Chronicles will be awarded to 2nd and 3rd place winners.
GUIDELINES in Brief
- The prompt for String-of-10 Four will be available at 12:01 on Sunday, February 12, 2012 here at FFC.
- There is no entry fee.
- Submit stories up to 250 words.
- Enter up to two stories per author.
- All stories must contain at least four words from the String-of-10.
- Seamless integration of any four of the prompt words is the goal.
- Entries must be received by 11:59 PDT Saturday, February 18.
- Winners will be notified sometime in March 2012. Publications will follow in April.
The rest of the details, as well as links to past winning stories, here.