NEWS: Contest entry deadline extended to Saturday, Feb 2
UPDATE: Each writer’s first entry is FREE
Here are the new details for our January Jumpstart Contest –
“What happens next?”
FIRST PRIZE: No less than $25 cash
Additional prizes offered:
• Proofreading, up to 5000 words, by Englishtrackers.com
• Possible publication with WormholeElectric.com
• $10 “thank you” prize for one non-finalist
This contest uses a creative writing prompt, provided by our December contest winner, Julie Helms. Her First Place opening sentence is:
“This I confess, and nothing more!” she cried aloud to the howling throng.
Now, here’s your chance to steer this story any way you want to. Enter our contest by adding at least one more sentence, up to about 100 words.
So far, we do not know –
- Who is speaking?
- What is she confessing?
- What sort of group is this “howling throng”?
- Will this woman survive her “confession”?
Answer any of these questions, or none of them. Show us your brilliance.
All we need to know is — what happens next? To win, you’ll need to think creatively.
If you have more than one idea, you can submit up to two additional entries (see below).
I’ll add 50% of every extra-entry fee to the initial $25 prize pot.
New entries accepted until Saturday, February 2 at 3:59 pm EST. Judging begins immediately after that.
We’ll announce 3 finalists that same day, after 6 pm. Then, from all remaining non-finalists, we’ll choose one entry at random to receive that $10 bonus prize.
Our contest winner will be announced by Sunday afternoon.
SoWrite’s judges will use two simple criteria to compare the entries:
- Basic writing skill
- Originality and creativity in following the “prompt” sentence.
Remember, this is not a popularity contest, to be won by social media votes. Your odds of winning are based upon the number of entries and the level of your creative talent.
Does this contest spark your imagination?
I hope you’ll join us, and maybe win some cash!
Bring us your “what happens next?” sentences. Take this somewhere only you can imagine.
CLICK HERE to enter – FREE for SoWrite subscribers
The password is: janjump2013
You may submit up to TWO more entries: keep reading…
Please note: This contest is now closed to new entries. Thanks, everyone! ~JB
Help us grow the January cash prize — 50% of every extra entry will increase the prize jackpot.
If you would like to add two more entries, please click the button below. (Be sure to read the Thank You page!)
$2 for TWO EXTRA ENTRIES via PayPal:
If you would like to add one more entry, or if you prefer not to Subscribe to Updates, use this $1 entry fee button instead. Please be sure to read the Thank You page!
$1 for ONE EXTRA ENTRY via PayPal:
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Questions? Ask away, right here on this page in the Comments section. I’ll be sure to answer your inquiries promptly.