Monday, May 17, 2010

What the Dickens

A few months back, Colleen sent me a link to the Scare The Dickens Out Of Us short story contest sponsored by the Clark Library in Lockhart, Texas. The rules: A ghost story of any strip, 5k words or less and entry deadline is October 1. The monetary prizes aren't too shabby either.

While my fellow bloggers are all old hand at writing contests, I have never entered one (too busy obsessing over my first few pages, remember) but I am going to enter this one. Not only is it a fun contest, but it also coincides with my number one goal of completing a short story to submit for publication. I won't receive any feedback from the judges, but then again that's what my crit group is for, so I think the ultimate satisfaction will be in knowing I finished something and sent it off into the world.

I know some of you are working on contests now; I hope you keep us updated on your progress!

And now, I write.


Samantha said...

I think that's awesome that you're going to enter the contest. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Colleen M. said...

I totally forgot I sent that to you :) So glad that you're going to enter - and yes, make sure to use us as you need to -

Sheila said...

It does seem a natural fit for you -- things you have posted for us seem to have ghostly elements in them.

I'd be happy to provide critique when you're ready!