Flash Fiction Chronicles "string of 10" contest

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Flash Fiction Chronicles "string of 10" contest

Postby s_c_baker » Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:34 am

Flash Fiction Chronicle's "String of 10" contest is now live! Deadline's Feb 4th to turn in your 250-word story using four of the following ten words
LITTER-ENTRANCE-SAFE-SPIRITUAL -SPOTLIGHT-BOOKMARK-CATASTROPHE-RAZOR-FAULTY-ULTIMATE


and "thematically inspired" by the following quote (whatever that means)
I prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom. -Anatole France


Go, go, go!

Full details here: http://www.everydayfiction.com/flashfictionblog/string-of-10-six-flash-fiction-contest-begins-now/

This is Every Day Fiction's blog, so they should be more than open to speculative stuff.
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Re: Flash Fiction Chronicles "string of 10" contest

Postby Ishmael » Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:56 am

Now we all remember what happened when you prompted us to enter a flash contest this time last year ...

So here's hoping lightning strikes twice! I'm in.
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Re: Flash Fiction Chronicles "string of 10" contest

Postby george nik. » Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:27 pm

I was planning to finish editing and submit a couple of other stories in the next few days, but it's a flash... and I like the concept... so why not?
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Re: Flash Fiction Chronicles "string of 10" contest

Postby austinDm » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:03 pm

What else are weekends for but to write contest-prompted flash fiction?

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Re: Flash Fiction Chronicles "string of 10" contest

Postby Rebecca Birch » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:15 pm

austinDm wrote:What else are weekends for but to write contest-prompted flash fiction?


Quoted for truth.
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Re: Flash Fiction Chronicles "string of 10" contest

Postby austinDm » Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:37 am

Mine's written. I had to kill a few darlings to get it down to 250 words (exactly 250, I might add), but it's done.

Anyone want to trade before the deadline?

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Re: Flash Fiction Chronicles "string of 10" contest

Postby storysinger » Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:25 am

I'm in for ten.
Hope one of us wins or places.
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Re: Flash Fiction Chronicles "string of 10" contest

Postby austinDm » Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:13 pm

I'm in as well.

Good luck everyone!

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Re: Flash Fiction Chronicles "string of 10" contest

Postby Tamlyn » Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:53 am

This is probably a stupid question but... they say don't include a byline but you have to put a cover letter, so does that include not putting your name in the cover letter?
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Re: Flash Fiction Chronicles "string of 10" contest

Postby Ishmael » Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:49 am

Tamlyn wrote:This is probably a stupid question but... they say don't include a byline but you have to put a cover letter, so does that include not putting your name in the cover letter?


I doubt if it matters. They will have your name / email address through Submittable anyway, won't they? I think the point is that the entries will be judged blind and they don't want the trouble of deleting a byline, just like WotF.
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Re: Flash Fiction Chronicles "string of 10" contest

Postby Tamlyn » Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:09 am

I guess. As I said, probably a stupid question, I just had a slight don't-want-to-stuff-it-up moment. Thanks, Ishmael!

Well, I'm in. It's only the second piece I've written that short, so it was quite a bit of fun.
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Postby george nik. » Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:24 pm

I'm in, too, thanks to Stewart. I'd already seen the contest title on The Grinder, but flash is not my priority and by the time I'd bother to check out the details the contest would probably be long over.

For me, too, it's the second time I've written a story that short -- but it was fun. I couldn't have believed I'd be able to put so much stuff in 249 words wotf015 I don't even know if I should put so much stuff in, I've no idea what's considered proper in micro-fiction. wotf005
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Re: Flash Fiction Chronicles "string of 10" contest

Postby preston » Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:32 pm

Okay, in the interests of not missing the party...I'm in too! wotf007
This reminded me of grade-school, when we had to use all our spelling words in our story. All these years later, and it still hasn't gotten any easier.
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Re: Flash Fiction Chronicles "string of 10" contest

Postby LDWriter2 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:54 pm

I thought about entering I have a story already short enough and I could have added four of those words easily enough but that "thematically inspired" quote may have been a problem. Not sure if the story reflected that but never got around to seeing for sure.


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Re: Flash Fiction Chronicles "string of 10" contest

Postby s_c_baker » Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:03 pm

So, according to their posted deadline they've already selected finalists. I'm not sure they're sending out notices for that but I didn't get one anyway. Anybody else? wotf007
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Re: Flash Fiction Chronicles "string of 10" contest

Postby Tamlyn » Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:51 pm

No notice here. I was hoping they would do a post when they picked finalists so we would know for sure, but I guess we have to wait until they choose their winners.
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Re: Flash Fiction Chronicles "string of 10" contest

Postby preston » Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:43 pm

I wonder how many entries were received.

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Re: Flash Fiction Chronicles "string of 10" contest

Postby s_c_baker » Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:08 pm

Tamlyn wrote:No notice here. I was hoping they would do a post when they picked finalists so we would know for sure, but I guess we have to wait until they choose their winners.

Seems that way.
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Re: Flash Fiction Chronicles "string of 10" contest

Postby george nik. » Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:54 pm

I was wondering the same thing. They were supposed to pick finalists on Feb 16th (and winners on Feb 21st.) Either they chose not to notify anyone about the shortlist or their decision has been delayed (they said the schedule may change without notice.)
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Re: Flash Fiction Chronicles "string of 10" contest

Postby preston » Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:47 pm

According to their site: "No one has been or will be contacted until March 9."

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Re: Flash Fiction Chronicles "string of 10" contest

Postby george nik. » Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:01 pm

Thanks, Preston! I just read their latest comments. So they just like to keep us in the dark for a few weeks more. wotf002
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Re: Flash Fiction Chronicles "string of 10" contest

Postby george nik. » Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:15 am

Stewart received an HM. Congrats, Stewart!

I didn't recognize any of the winners' names.

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Re: Flash Fiction Chronicles "string of 10" contest

Postby Tamlyn » Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:23 am

Congrats, Stewart!
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Re: Flash Fiction Chronicles "string of 10" contest

Postby Rebecca Birch » Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:08 am

Congratulations, Stewart!
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Postby storysinger » Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:46 am

Congratulations Stewart.
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Re: Flash Fiction Chronicles "string of 10" contest

Postby Ishmael » Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:08 am

Not only Jim Baen but also String of Six. Stewart is the new Martin! wotf010
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Re: Flash Fiction Chronicles "string of 10" contest

Postby preston » Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:03 am

Stewart! Stewart! Stewart!
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Re: Flash Fiction Chronicles "string of 10" contest

Postby liz » Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:40 pm

Nice work Stewart wotf008

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Postby klaatu » Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:16 pm

Congrats, Stewart, Well done.


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Postby bobsandiego » Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:22 pm

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