Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Run Scared and Win?

Do you write horror? I do sometimes, so I guess that's why I got an email about the Inkitt contest which opens today. I thought I'd share it, just in case any of you would like to enter. If you've tried this free writers platform before, I'd love to know your thoughts. Please leave them in the comments.

And here's the information...

Inkitt, a free platform for writers to cultivate ideas and watch their stories grow, is holding
their second horror writing contest this month! Inkitt is a place where writers and readers
collaborate, giving each other feedback and improving their work. Inkitt wants to help writers
get the exposure they deserve and the publishing deals they covet without suffering the
frustrations and bias of traditional printing and self- publishing.

Okay... and I certainly need more exposure, or at least, my writing does...

The theme of Inkitt's March horror contest is "Running Scared: The Most Terrifying Tale
Ever Told." In the tradition of classic horror flicks and monster movies, they want the
freakiest, flashiest fables you can come up with. Make them scream!

I'm not sure 140 character twitter fiction really counts (see my Dribs 'n Drabs blog: http://sheiladeethdrabbles.blogspot.com/)

Inkitt is accepting all frightening fiction up to 15,000 words. The contest opens on March 3rd
and closes on March 31st . It's free to enter , and you'll retain all rights to any work submitted.

By collecting the most community votes, the top 10% of entries will be bumped into judging by
Inkitt’s guest judges (horror authors J.D. Horn , Armand Rosamilia , and J. Thorn ). They're
pretty unshakeable guys, so pull out all the stops to get them quaking in their boots!

This reminds me of where I began my scary trek toward publication, with a First Chapters Novel Contest on Gather. I garnered a thrilling 9 stars from the first commenter, could hardly believe my good forture, then got 2 stars from the next and proceeded to drop down the ratings until I fell off the edge of the page. I guess contests might not be quite my thing, but winning would be fun...

Win and you'll receive a petrifying prize package, including Amazon gift cards and Inkitt
custom mugs. The first place winner will also get a custom poster spotlighting their story!

Readers, be on your toes, too: there's an Amazon gift card up for grabs for one lucky reviewer!

My son won a Borders card for one of his reviews in that Gather contest: I fail to place, and he runs away with the prizes! (I love my son!)

Got gore on your mind and fear in your heart? Enter the contest now at
http://www.inkitt.com/runningscared for all the (literal) guts and glory!

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