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Friday, August 30, 2013

October writing contest announcement! Scare me, I dare you!

a writing contest brought to you by J.R. Wagner

Scare me, I dare you!

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Contest category: Short Story
Type: Horror
Deadline: October 10, 2013
Entry fee: $0.00 (FREE!)

Word count Maximum:

First place: Two signed copies of Exiled and a digital copy of Tristis Manor  
Second place: One signed copy of Exiled  
Third place: Swag (bookmarks, bracelets, etc.)
Prompt: Write something scary. That's it. Seriously. Something to keep in mind; I don't scare easily -especially when it comes to writing mostly due to the pacing of the story (*cough* pay attention to pacing). Work on the slow build or, if you're really good, hit me in the face and keep my attention for the duration.

PLEASE read the contest rules Below.

I STRONGLY RECOMMEND reading the scoring rubric (found in the contest rules). It will tell you exactly how each submission will be scored. There will be a bonus of up to ten points based on how scary it is (not in rubric)

Contest rules: 

  • Entries must be emailed to contest@theneverchronicles.com
  • All entries must be submitted by midnight on the deadline date
  • Entries must be pasted into the body of an email. NO ATTACHMENTS
  • 12pt font double spaced -normal font (Garmond (preferred), courier new, arial, default email font)
  • No submission limit
  • Early submissions appreciated
  • Previous winners are excluded from being considered for prizes
  • 750 word Maximum word count
  • Spelling and grammar taken into consideration
  • PG13 stories only please
  • No previously published works (unless self-published)
  • By submitting an entry, you are giving permission for your story to be posted on this website, the J. R. Wagner author blog and the J. R. Wagner author facebook page. If and when they appear in the aforementioned locations, the author(you) will be credited and have the opportunity to provide links to the author's (your) external sites. (websites, blogs, facebook pages etc.)
  • All works are the sole property of the authors.  Reproduction of any kind, without the permission of the author as well as proper citation is strictly prohibited.
  • Scoring rubric can be found HERE each category is worth ten points.

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  1. I am happy to announce that I have officially STARTED writing this. It's not looking at all good, but I will not stop until this is done. It my be a little bit too gruesome, no spoilers intended.

  2. Will you accept more than one entry per person?

  3. When I sent my story to the email address, it said that there aren't any open contests right now

  4. Yes, I'll take multiple entries....and I will take a look at the auto-reply. Not sure what's up with that. Damn technology. The contest is open for sure!!

  5. Said that for me too, but I sent in two (bad) stories. Didn't happen for the second one.