Geeking Out About.com’s first birthday comes with presents for readers and writers

My first love has always been reading and the written word, so I was pleased to receive this guest post from Tim Sevenhuysen about microfiction. And after I finished formatting it for the website, I thought, “What better way would there be to celebrate GeekingOutAbout.com’s first anniversary (which was May 1), but with a creative writing contest?”

With gracious sponsoring from Sevenhuysen, we’re pleased and proud to announce the first-annual Geeking Out About.com birthday contest, and here’s how to enter:

1. Write an original short story of exactly 50 words in length. Yes, “original” means no fan-fiction. You can enter as many times as you like, but each entry should be in a separate email, and only one of your entries can count as a winner.
2. Send the story in the body of an email to geekingoutabout@gmail.com, with the words “50 Word Story Contest” in the subject of the email. If you want to give your short story a title, you can also do that in the subject line of the email.
3. Tim Sevenhuysen, co-editor Jill Pullara and myself will be picking three winners, all of whom will receive an eBook bundle containing all of the electronic versions of Fifty-Word Stories: Volume One. One Grand Prize Winner will receive the above and a $25 dollar USD gift certificate to the online retailer of your choice.
4. All entries must be received by midnight EST on May 31 in order to be eligible for a prize.

If you have any questions about the contest, reply to this post and we’ll answer them as best as we can.

Good luck, and good writing!

Posted on May 16, 2011 at 12:05 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
In: Contests, News, News from the Publisher · Tagged with: ,

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  1. Written by Tim Sevenhuysen
    on May 16, 2011 at 20:19
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     I’m excited to see the entries!

  2. Written by MindBender45
    on May 30, 2011 at 22:59
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    Just out of curiosity did this contest include international participants?

    • Written by Trisha Lynn
      on May 30, 2011 at 23:04
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       Of course! Unless entering a contest of this type is prohibited by law in your country. The good thing about e-Prizes is that there’s no shipping cost involved!

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