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Enter Finn McCool’s St. Patrick’s Day Short Story Contest!

Enter Finn McCool’s St. Patrick’s Day Short Story Contest!.

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Enter Finn McCool’s St. Patrick’s Day Short Story Contest!

http://finnmccools.com/

English: Guinness for strenght

You mean, you’re not a rich, famous writer yet? What are you waiting for? Write your story, then celebrate  at Finn’s with many pints of Guiness! Stories must be between 500 and 2,000 words.

And to make it extra-extra-extra fun, you must include these ten words in your story:

Bacon

Door knob

Discombobulate

Slainte

Direction

Quiz

Tea

Beer

Frog

Seaweed

 

Entries due by noon, March 14th, 2013. Winners announced at Finn McCool’s on St. Patrick’s Day. Prizes include a keg of Guiness and other goodies!

 

For those of you not from New Orleans, Finn McCool’s Irish Pub is a great neighborhood pub in Mid-City.

3701 Banks Street, NOLA. 70119.

504-486-9080

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Photo Credit:  “Guiness for Strength,” byWikipedia.

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Enter 99Fiction’s Flash Fiction Contest!

Enter 99Fiction’s Flash Fiction Contest!.

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Enter 99Fiction’s Flash Fiction Contest!

Bottles of wine

99Fiction has a new flash fiction contest! Get your entry in by 7:00 pm EST on March 3, 2013.

Entries must be 99 words or less! No topic has been given, so write your heart out about whatever you want.

The prize is a bottle of wine which will be sent to you anywhere in the world. I’ll post a link to the winner here.  Authors retain copyright of their work. The contest is open to international entrants, however the submitted piece must be in English.

I sent my piece in. Now it’s your turn. What are you waiting for, it’s only 99 words???          

Paste your story in the body of your email and Submit to fictioncomp@yahoo.com

While you’re at it, check out the stories on their website:

http://99fiction.tumblr.com/

Photo Credit: “Bottles of wine,” by aure’lien.  License CC NonCommerical ShareAlike. Flickr.

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NPR Three Minute Fiction Contest!

NPR Three Minute Fiction Contest!.

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NPR Three Minute Fiction Contest!

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http://www.npr.org/series/105660765/three-minute-fiction

Round 10 of NPR’s Three Minute Fiction Contest Starts Saturday, February 2. That is when the topic, guest judge, and time limit will be announced during the Weekend Edition of  All Things Considered. The short stories must be read in about three minutes, which comes out to 600 words. Check out their website and winners from previous years.

The winner of Round 9 not only had his story read on the air and published on the NPR website, the story was also published in the Paris Review.

Some of the runners up are also published on the website.

So. . . who’s game?    Come on now, you’re writing on your blog anyway, so why not try this? It should be fun, challenging, and you can still stay in your jammies.

Photo Credit: “NPR,” by Mad Czech, License CC NonCommercial NoDerivs. Flickr.

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