Quick, how fast can you tell a story?
Can you do it in just three sentences?
Welcome to our End of Summer writing contest —
“Three Consecutive Sentences”
We’ll have cash and digital download prizes for winners.
FIRST PRIZE: $20 cash (minimum)
Bonus Prize: $10 cash
Other prizes: Digital books from our judges
Who can enter?
This writing contest is open to the general public. You’ll need a valid email for contest communication and access to a current PayPal account.
All contestants may submit up to two entries.
Site subscribers are eligible for one free entry. (more details, below)
What to enter:
A complete story told in just three sentences.
Your story should have a beginning, middle, and end. Proper punctuation matters.
There is no word limit. (Scary? Maybe!)
Entered stories should be your own original work, but prior publication is okay. Any fiction genre is fine. In fact, your “story” could be a true story, including a memoir or news story.
ENTRY DEADLINE: Saturday, Sept 21 at 11:59 pm EDT. We are closed to new entries now.
Judging begins Sunday morning. Winners will be announced by Saturday, Sept 28.
SoWrite’s judges will use two simple criteria to compare the entries:
- Basic writing skill
- Originality and creativity
We now have three talented judges for the competition:
- Carolyn Varvel of Wormhole Electric publishing (a veteran SoWrite judge)
- Melinda Franklin Clayton, author of The Cedar Hollow Series (affiliate link)
- Robin Tidwell, writer and publisher at Rocking Horse Publishing (just added)
How to enter:
Have you read the General Contest Rules? By entering, you agree to abide by those rules, as well as any special conditions listed on the entry page.
Site members have already received the link and password to the Contest Entry Page via email. You can always find that page by hovering your mouse over the Contest Rules link in the main site navigation bar.
Grab your password by doing one of two things:
- Use the blue site subscription form, below, to sign up as a member, OR
- Click the PayPal button, below, for your first entry. No site membership required.
- (bonus!) Read the first Comment, below the blue sign-up box. (recently added by JB)
Once you’ve reached the contest page and entered your password, you’ll see complete instructions for your submission. (It should take you less than 5 minutes to enter, not counting Writing time.)
I hope you’ll join us, and maybe win some cash!
CLICK HERE to see the entry page
Anyone can enter. Use this $2 entry fee button. (Your fee adds $1.50 to First Prize)
$2 for ONE CONTEST ENTRY via PayPal:
SECURE PAYMENT INFORMATION: When you click the Pay Now button, you will be directed to PayPal’s secure payments processing page for SoWrite.Us.com. Payments made in error will be cheerfully refunded upon request.
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