A writer buddy of mine is President of her RWA chapter, and they are having a contest! Don’t miss out! You still have a few days left to enter…

Bump in the Night Flash Fiction Contest

Flash Fiction Contest
Sponsored by the Western Pennsylvania Romance Writers
Chapter #140 of the Romance Writers of America

How long does a story need to be? 10,000 words? Four hundred pages? What about quite a bit shorter? Can you write an engaging paranormal story in under 1000 words? If so, try your hand at the first annual Bump in the Night, Flash Fiction Contest.

Entry fee: none. This contest is FREE!

To enter, send your paranormal contest entry using the following format:

Full name:
Pen name if preferred:
Phone number:
Email address:
Title of Entry:
Complete entry of 1000 words or less.

Send complete entry to

or by snail mail to
Bump in the Night
WPRW Contest Coordinator
HC 62, Box 158B
Spring Church, PA 15686

All entries sent by mail or email must be received by noon on October 24, 2008.

Entries will also be accepted in person at the Pittsburgh Mills Borders between 1:00-2:00 PM on October 25, 2008. The contest will be judged at 2:00 PM and winners will be announced at 3:00 PM. If the number of entries require more time for judging, winners will be announced no later than October 31, 2008 via chapter website. http://wprw.wordpress.com.

Judged by published authors (and chapter members as needed)  from the Western PA area. Entries will be evaluated in three areas.
1. Does the story engage the reader. This is an overall judgment of the story.
2. Readability – This evaluates the ability and craft of writing.
3. Paranormal theme – story does not need to be romantic or in any particular genre but must include strong paranormal elements.

What can you win?

Finalists will be published on the WPRW website!
1st -4th place receive award certificates
TOP PRIZE – $10.00 gift certificate for Borders

So what are you waiting for? Send in your entry today!

L.Shannon ~ http://lshannon.net ~ Dark Paranormal Romance


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