STRING OF TEN CONTEST

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STRING OF TEN CONTEST

Postby preston » Fri Feb 13, 2015 7:36 pm

The string of ten contest is open until the 15th.
Here's the link:
http://www.everydayfiction.com/flashfictionblog/category/contests/string-of-10-2/
Here are your spelling words:

SCRAGGLY-PECAN-ROUTE-SUCCINCT-ACCUMULATE-HANDLE-BIAS-EXIST-COAST-HANDKERCHIEF

Good luck to all who enter!

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Re: STRING OF TEN CONTEST

Postby s_c_baker » Sat Feb 14, 2015 8:54 pm

Woohoo! Yes! It's that time.

250 word limit, by the way. I have mine written and am now trimming it to fit. wotf007

Those interested in this may also want to hit up the AE Micro contest, which is open until March with a theme of "degrees": http://aescifi.ca/index.php/non-fiction ... ae-micro-6
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Re: STRING OF TEN CONTEST

Postby amoskalik » Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:12 am

Thanks for this. I've been meaning to get back into flash and this was a fun challenge. I've just submitted my entry.
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Re: STRING OF TEN CONTEST

Postby Ishmael » Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:33 am

From reading this advice to submitting entry was, I guess, well under two hours. We'll see! wotf007
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Re: STRING OF TEN CONTEST

Postby LawrenceVanHoof » Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:46 pm

Thanks for the post. Managed to spin something up and send it off.
Oops, where did that idea go? I had it a minute ago....

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Re: STRING OF TEN CONTEST

Postby Tamlyn » Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:12 am

I wrote one without realising I only had a few hours left to submit. Missed it :(
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Re: AE Micro

Postby Ishmael » Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:34 am

Greed, that's what it is. Anyway I didn't see any rule saying you can't win twice so I decided to have another go at AE Micro. I love the challenge of this 200 word limit. wotf013

Two years ago this was my first ever sale. And they're very nice with beginners if anyone in that category is unsure about entering. Go for it!

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Re: STRING OF TEN CONTEST

Postby amoskalik » Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:29 pm

OK, I'm in the AE micro contest as well.
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Re: STRING OF TEN CONTEST

Postby mack » Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:03 pm

Degrees, odd topic, quite a bit of options to go with

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Re: STRING OF TEN CONTEST

Postby LDWriter2 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:21 pm

I missed out on the string of ten. By the time I knew about it I had less than half a day then went off and did other things so no story.

But I should be able to come up with something for the other one. I sent in something last year, I believe. It didn't get very far of course but still I could try again.
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Re: STRING OF TEN CONTEST

Postby preston » Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:09 pm

I'm out.
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Re: STRING OF TEN CONTEST

Postby Ishmael » Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:27 am

I'm out too. wotf005
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Re: STRING OF TEN CONTEST

Postby amoskalik » Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:23 am

I'm out as well.
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Re: STRING OF TEN CONTEST

Postby s_c_baker » Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:19 am

I didn't even realize they sent out responses before they announced it on the web page. But I guess that makes sense, given that they use Submittable.

I'm still hanging in there so far. (I had worried they might disqualify me for using "coastal" but I guess it still counts as derivative of "coast" after all. Phew. Er, and apparently I had a "Coast" in there as well so I guess never mind.)

Everybody entered the AE contest yet? I still need to get my entry written for that...
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Re: STRING OF TEN CONTEST

Postby preston » Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:36 pm

Go, Stewart! Good luck!

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Re: STRING OF TEN CONTEST

Postby dbeavers » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:24 pm

I made it to the finals. A little salve for my big "R" in the last WOTF round.
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Re: STRING OF TEN CONTEST

Postby Brydar » Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:11 am

s_c_baker wrote:Everybody entered the AE contest yet? I still need to get my entry written for that...

I am a noob, please elaborate. AE contest, is that the AE Coppard prize for fiction, and does it still require a $15 entry fee? I believe I saw this on-line. If this is correct the contest rules have no restrictions on style, method, or subject matter, what do you translate that to mean? The way I read the meaning is that detailed violence, erotica, etc... are accepted (although I do not have any stories like that). Am I correct? <Edited> My error, did not read the link above.
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Re: STRING OF TEN CONTEST

Postby Ishmael » Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:42 am

Brydar wrote:
s_c_baker wrote:Everybody entered the AE contest yet? I still need to get my entry written for that...

I am a noob, please elaborate. AE contest.


Stewart means AE, The Canadian Science Fiction Review Micro contest which closed on 2nd March. It's an annual competition to write a 200 word flash story on a given theme word.

You can however send them your short stories at any time and sometimes they even publish them. (See my story 'Spatchcock' below.)
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Re: STRING OF TEN CONTEST

Postby s_c_baker » Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:13 am

dbeavers wrote:I made it to the finals. A little salve for my big "R" in the last WOTF round.

Hey, me too! (And hey, me too!)

Nice to see another forumite on the list. :)
Stewart C Baker - 1st place, Q2 V32
My contest history: Semi-finalist, R, HM, R, R, HM, HM, R, R, R, R, HM, R, R, R, R, Winner
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