Monday, 23 July 2012

Flash 500 News


Long lists
The long lists are up for the second quarter 2012. You can find the titles of the flash fiction long list here and the humour verse long list here.

Our readers say that choosing the entries to go forward to the next stage of judging is getting harder all the time because the standard in both flash fiction and humour verse is so high.

New judges
The flash fiction judge for the third quarter 2012 is an award-winning crime writer, Ruth Dugdall, and our judge for the humour verse is a multi-talented poet, writer and performer, John Hegley.

Change to prize for Highly Commended winner
Don't forget that from last quarter the winner of the Highly Commended award in the flash fiction category can choose between a copy of The Writer’s ABC Checklist (print edition - see note below about the e-book version) or a copy of Bad Moon Rising (in whichever e-format suits the winner).

Disqualified entries
I'm going to repeat a paragraph from a previous newsletter: I’ve mentioned the rules in several newsletters and have even put the necessary sections in bold on the websites, but still we receive entries with the entrants’ names on them. We also receive poems of more than thirty lines and stories of more than 500 words. Please, please comply with the rules. It’s heartbreaking to disqualify anyone’s work, but we have to do so in order to be fair to those who keep to the rules.

Accent Press have put The Writer's ABC Checklist on at a special price
The Writer’s ABC Checklist is available as an e-book for the low price of 77p/99c (normally £7.99/$12.95). I don't know how long the offer will last, but all the Secrets to Success books published by Accent Press are currently available at this extremely low price as e-books. The print editions are not on special.

For all of you who have made the second quarter long lists, congratulations and good luck with the next stage of judging.

If you missed out this time, here’s hoping you make it through to the long list in the third quarter. For more info on everything to do with both competitions, visit the websites: Flash 500 Flash Fiction and Flash 500 Humour Verse Competition.

Kind regards,

Lorraine


Critique Service for Writers
Flash 500 Flash Fiction Competition
Flash 500 Humour Verse Competition


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