2014 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award

For those that may be interested, well-known sci-fi/fantasy publisher, Baen, is holding a short-story contest. The winner will be given an award at this years Gen Con. Details can be found on the website, but you essentially have until June 30th to send off your 8,000-word-max story. I think I’ll be giving it a shot and I hope you’ll join me (though …

Writing Contest – Liquid Literature

My good friend Oliver is running a flash fiction contest! Head over to Literature and Libation for further details. I hope you’ll join me in submitting something. The winner receives a free critique of their piece as well a critique of a short story/novel chapter of their choosing. Oliver knows his stuff, so it’s a fantastic prize for anyone who …

Flex Your Cybernetic Writing Muscles

It’s been quite a busy week for me, but I wanted to share a short story competition put together by LitReactor. The submission and review period begins February 1st, with all stories being due on February 28th. One more month of review and then the winners are revealed on April 1st (that date scares me). What’s the theme? Science Fiction. …

Flash Fiction Contest #1 Results

The results are in! Congratulations to both Oliver and James! Oliver, you should have a gift card in your inbox. James, I don’t have your email unfortunately, so please shoot one over to me-> beatbox32 (at) yahoo -> and I’ll get your prize sent over ASAP. I really want to thank everyone who participated. I read all of the stories …

Flash Fiction Contest #1

If you’re tired of hearing me rant and complain about writing, you’re in luck! I decided to try something different and encourage reader participation. I would like you folks to submit a short story, 1000 words max, based on the following random YouTube video prompt: Due Date: Friday, April 20th at 11:59PM PDT Method of entry: Post a link to …