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BeaconFlash is launched! Enter in July as a short month!

It’s official. BeaconFlash is open!

BeaconLit’s new 500-word competition (with month-end deadlines/themes July to May). Just £2 per entry with £325’s worth of prizes! https://beaconlitblog.wordpress.com/500-word-competition

BeaconLit is a non-profit festival where all proceeds go to local libraries. http://bvcl.org.uk

This month (July) will have less entrants as it’s a short month so don’t delay! I will then pick my favourite three so if we only receive three entries (that have been written to the theme of ‘July’ and are 500 words or less)…

 

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July’s free 100-word competition is now open

*** PLEASE check your word count (100 words EXcluding title) and submit more than one story to give yourself a better chance of being placed. ***

Hello everyone. Yes, June’s competition is now closed. The theme for July is ‘strangers on a train’.

The closing date is Monday 31st July, midnight (UK time).

The theme for August is ‘ticking’, which of course you can start work on but don’t send them to me until August 1st at the earliest.

And remember, you can send up to three stories per month (individually or at the same time). It’s worth doing because some people have missed out because of errors (usually not 100 words exactly) in the only entry they send so they are immediately disqualified. This happened again last month. <sigh>

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June’s free 100-word competition closes today!

*** PLEASE check your word count (100 words EXcluding title) and submit more than one story to give yourself a better chance of being placed. ***

Hello everyone. Yes, June’s competition closes today. The theme of ‘German’ can be used in any way you like.

The theme for July is ‘strangers on a train’ which of course you can start work on but don’t send them to me until tomorrow, July 1st at the earliest.

And remember, you can send up to three stories per month (individually or at the same time). It’s worth doing because some people have missed out because of errors (usually not 100 words exactly) in the only entry they send so they are immediately disqualified. This happened again last month. <sigh>

There are lots of rules so please read the 100-word competition page carefully but the two most important are:

  1. Your story must stick to the theme (which varies each month).
  2. Your story must be no longer or no shorter than 100 words. This excludes the title which can be as long or as short as you like. Any stories of less than or greater than 100 words will be disqualified so please check before submitting. Hyphenated words (e.g. well-known) count as one word so 99-word stories because of a hyphenated word will be disqualified. This may sound harsh but it’s then fair on everyone. Also bullet points do not count as words so do not include them in your word count. Neither do ellipses (e.g. ‘and… we’ counts as two words), ages, e.g. ‘a two-year-old child’ also counts as one word (according to Word, which is what I use).
  3. You can send up to three stories per month.

And the prizes?

Good luck and I look forward to reading your stories.

 

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Welcome to Morgen’s blog!

blog pic smallHello and welcome to my blog. Depending on content received, this blog’s usual schedule is (when content available)…

  • Monday – poetry;
  • Wednesday – book review (either by myself or a guest); the last Wednesday of the month is the deadline for the 6-word stories (you can submit up to ten per month!).
  • Friday – the results of the previous month’s 100-word free monthly competition (the second Friday of the month), a <500-word flash fiction (posted every first and third Friday), or the latest batch of 6-word stories (the last Friday of the month).
  • Saturday – a spotlight or guest post, which then heads the blog for the weekend.
  • Every weekday (6.30pm UK time), I also post writing exercises on / from the Online Writing Groups.
 
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Posted by on June 7, 2017 in competitions, short stories, writing

 

June’s free 100-word competition is now…. open!

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