Friday, November 15, 2013

Golden Shorts – A Story Contest in 7 Genres

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Calling Writers – Short Story Contest

November 15th through November 30th, 2013

Grand Prize – a Kindle Fire HD

Other prizes include Gift Cards, 
ebook bundles and winner banners

EBOOK DONATIONS WELCOME! If you are a published author  and would like to donate an ebook as a prize for one of the prize bundles, please send me a message. We are giving away a large bundle to the Grand Winner and a small bundle to each to the genre winners.

You can join our Facebook Event to stay up-to-date.

THE JUDGES

Contemporary Fantasy – Maer Wilson

Horror – Danielle DeVor

Historical – Christoph Fischer

Paranormal Romance – Tina Moss

Romance – Constance Phillips

Young Adult – Lindsey Loucks

Mystery – LynDee Walker

THE RULES

1.  Submission dates – Opening date is 11/15/2013 at 12:00 AM. Closing date is 11/30/13 at 11:59 PM. All times are Pacific Standard Time.

2.  Each submission must be 3000-5000 words.

3.  Each story must be submitted as an attachment via email to goldenshortscontest@gmail.com

4.  The email should include:
Author’s name,
Story title
Genre
Author’s email address.

5.  Formatting – Submissions must be formatted in a standard .doc file as an attachment and submitted as follows :
Times Roman 12 pt
1 inch margins
Double spaced
Include only story title and page numbers. (NO AUTHOR NAMES in the story attachment)

6.  Submissions must be of original, unpublished work and all rights owned by the entrant. Copyright remains property of the author.

7.  Stories must be in one of the following genres:
Contemporary Fantasy
Horror
Historical
Paranormal Romance
Romance
Young Adult
Mystery

8.  Stories will be forwarded to the judge for that genre.

9.  All entrants must be at least 18 years of age.

10. The name of the winner and their winning story in each genre will be posted on 12/7/2013 on the judging author’s website. See below for the links to each genre.

11. The poll to vote for the Grand Winner will open on 12/7/13. A link to the poll will be available at each sponsoring author’s website.

12. Voting will close at 12:00 AM PST on 12/20.

13. The Grand Winner will be announced on all sponsoring websites on or after 12/20/13.

Good luck contestants!

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