Monday, November 01, 2010

Announcing: 1st Annual Christmas Short Story Contest

Sharpen those pencils, get those fingers limbered up, and grab a little (early) Christmas spirit! Writing with Style is hosting the First Annual Christmas Short Story contest!

Here's the rules!


1) The theme of the fiction story must center around the Christmas season.

2) Word count: No more than 3,000 words long.

3) One entry per person.

4) Keep it clean!

5) Deadline is December 1, 2010.

6) Grand prize winner will win a hodgepodge of fun Christmas items featured below, in addition to the book, The Little Red Writing Book! PLUS, the winning short story will appear on the blog December 20, 2010. 

Entry Information
1) Send your short story in an attachment (Word is preferred) to melissaamateis at earthlink dot net by midnight of December 1, 2010.
2) You will receive a confirmation email.

Winner Info
Winner and runner up will be notified by December 15, 2010. Short story will appear on the blog December 20, 2010.

Questions? Email me! melissaamateis at earthlink dot net

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  1. A fun idea, I like that there's no Entry Fee, cute. I'm not sure if I'll have a story to enter, but will definitely enjoy following along and reading the winning story :)

  2. This sounds like a blast! I hope I finish my WIp in time. I love the idea of writing a Christmas short!

  3. This might be a good chance for me to try a short story.

  4. I Tweeted it but most of my fellow Twits are in the midst of NaNo at the mo ...

  5. Joanne - I hope you can participate! :-)

    Yay, T. Anne! Hope you can get one done!

    Patti - GO FOR IT!

    Thanks, Diane. :-)

  6. Oh, you have me feeling all warm and Christmasy now! What a pretty picture of the tree.

    Great idea for a contest, too. I'm a sucker for Christmas stories!

  7. Hi, I just found your blog through Joanne's and I'm happy to be your 100th follower! I love the seasonal background you have! :)

  8. Hi Shelley! Welcome to the blog and thanks so much for being my 100th follower! :-)

  9. Great idea, Melissa! I'm looking forward to reading the winning entry. :)

  10. What a great idea!

  11. Jill, I hope you can participate, too! :-)

    Thanks, Chris!

    Debbie - Thanks! Want to write something and enter???

  12. I love this idea! if I get some inspiration, I will submit!

  13. Just found your blog so have missed out! Hope you continue this next year as I'd like to join in the fun. Loving your site and all the vintage inspiration! :)


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