I think this is the first time I’ve posted the pics for the next contest before posting the stories for the old contest. Sorry about that. Both Julie and I were really busy at the end of April/beginning of May. But I think the end of June is fairly clear for me, at least. The stories should go up tomorrow and Wednesday. Please return to read them!
NEW RULE! If you win our contest, please wait 6 months before entering again. We love to read stories from former winners, but we also want to encourage new people to enter. You can read all the rules at Photo Flare Rules and Pics.
Stories due June 26!
I thought I’d post this a week early to give everyone more time to get a story together. I’m looking forward to reading them. Good Luck!
Photo Flash Rules.
Here are the pictures for the short story due on April 26th. You must pick two pictures and write a story incorporating them in a meaningful manner. It has come down to picture use a couple of times when we have two great stories. We always go with the one with the stronger picture use, so it’s important.
In your cover letter, please give me the number of the pictures you’re using. Stories should be 1000-3000 words. Full rules are at the Photo Flare Rules and Pics page. (My website is experiencing problems so the rules and pics for February are still up. The rules are the same with the date being April 26. I’ll change it when it’s working again.)
As promised, I’m running a strictly flash story contest now along with Photo Flare. You can enter both contests. Both stories are due on February 26th. In the subject line, please put if it is short or flash. Check out the official rules at Photo Flare Rules and Pics. The prize money for the new flash fiction contest is $10 while the longer short story is $50.
We look forward to reading all the sparks of imagination!
Here is the Photo Flash Picture:
And here are the three pictures I posted last month for the Photo Flare story:
Happy Monday! I hope these inspire lots of stories. Please come back Wednesday for a guest blog by Daniel from The Colored Lens.
Congratulations to Shari Klase! She won this month’s Photo Flare Contest with her story The Tree of Life. Thanks to everyone who submitted this month! Please remember if you didn’t win here, another editor might really like your story—I know this from experience. Keep the submissions coming. New Pictures go up for April on Monday.