Once Upon a Time Writing Contest: Ready Set GO!

Behold our brand-new logo for our magnificent flash fiction contest. The photograph is courtesy James Lennie (@james_lennie on Twitter) and actually shows a phenomenon called Earthshine. Thanks for allowing us to use your image, James! Design by me.

So, Fictionlings, it’s time to start your engines. The OUAT Flash Fiction contest is now go! You have from today (April 4) till April 29, midnight EST.

The word length for submissions is 350 words.You can have less, but no more. Don’t forget to link your submission by the time the contest closes. Those who entered the Fairy Ring contest will recognize our link tool. Post the story on your blog along with the code (WordPress Blog users will need to contact me for alternate code). Then you click the blue button to add your link, add a thumbnail photo and PRESTO!

Remember, the theme is Unexpected Fairy Tales. You can go here to read more about OUAT writing theme.

If you are on Twitter, please follow my co-host (@sjiholliday) and myself (@ruanna3), as well as the contest hashtag (#ouatwriting) so you don’t miss a single update.

As far as prizes…well, we must have some startling surprises, mustn’t we? Suffice to say, you shall be well rewarded for your pains.

The one prize announced is that the 1st place winner will be listed on the National Flash Fiction Day website for international rockstar status!

Why are you still reading this post? GO FORTH AND WRITE!

(Below is the HTML code. Paste it into the HTML code at the bottom of your entry (WordPress users please comment with your email so I can send you that version of the code). Then just click the blue button and add your link and thumbnail photo!)



50 thoughts on “Once Upon a Time Writing Contest: Ready Set GO!”

  1. Am I crazy enough to sign up for this at the same time I’m participating in the A to Z Challenge? Um…yes, yes, I think I just might be. If my brain explodes, it will be on your head. Figuratively speaking, of course.

  2. Really don’t understand how to use the code which is a shame as I have a great story to contribute. Does one just copy and paste it or does the body of the tale go in the middle – it’s not very clear.

  3. Hey Cameron – you post the code into your html editor on your blog, however, this is not the essential part – if you click on the add your link button it will link your blog to the site and that’s all we need, alternatively, we can post the story on one of our blogs for you…

    1. Not sure why that posted twice, but I’ll use the opportunity to say thanks for running this. It was a fun distraction from my WIP for a couple days. Flash fiction isn’t my strong suit and for some reason all that would come to mind were dark things, but maybe it’s because I’ve been watching too much Twilight Zone and Outer Limits with my wife lately. 😉

  4. Ugh…sorry Anna, just hearing about this now (where the heck was I for the last 3 weeks or so?) and unfortunately, with my new full time job I just don’t have the time for contests anymore – any spare time I get I use for my WIP’s. Good luck to all the contestants!

  5. I just found your contest and finally located this portion. I am a WordPress user so I need the code please. leonard (dot) white (at) gmail

    This was a blast to write. Thanks.
    Leonard

  6. my entry should be done – excited to be part of this competition.. well done to everyone – wonderful to see so many flash fiction writers with brilliant work showcased here.

  7. I submitted about an hour ago via e-mail and hope I sent it correctly. Would you please let me know if it does not come through?
    Thanks!

  8. Aww. I saw your post a little late and I wasn’t able to join. Too bad for me, guess it’s not my time yet. Anyway, when will be the next writing contest? I’m really looking forward to another one, and hope that the second time around, I’ll be able to participate already.

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