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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Prize Flash Fiction Contest

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With the nights now drawing in (in the northern hemisphere anyway) we've decided it's high time to hold another Prize Flash Fiction Contest on my forum at

To enter, you have to submit a story of exactly 100 words, including three specified words (jade, conduit, effervescent). In addition, you should give your story a title of up to 15 words. The words in the title will not count towards the 100 words in the story. A maximum of two stories may be submitted per author.

The winners will be chosen by novelist, illustrator and long-time MWC member Patrick Fox (known on the forum as Foxy). I have included a short biography of Patrick (in his own words) below...

"I was born and brought up in Coventry in England. I now live in south Wales with my wife. Our children have both grown up and flown the nest, but they still continue to make us proud. I worked in the computer games industry for over twenty years as an artist and games designer. 

My debut novel draws on my experience of the industry. I now work as a graphic artist/illustrator, and some of my work can been seen on the covers of various books available on Amazon. 

In my spare time, I'm a keen amateur detective, and can often be found searching for clues in the local bars and pubs."

You can read Patrick's blog here, and see samples of his artwork here. Here is a universal link to his novel Trinity on Amazon.

Patrick will select the winners from a shortlist selected by MWC moderators Mairi (Ma100), Dawn, and Jeanette (Distant Sun). The closing date to enter is Friday 10 October 2014 at 10 am EDT / 3 pm BST.

The contest is free to enter, and all the prizes have been kindly donated by our forum sponsors (and my publishers) The WCCL Network.

The first-prize winner will receive a copy of the CD-based course Write Any Book in Under 28 Days, also known as the Nick Daws Course. The second prize will be a copy of the downloadable Blogging for Writers, while the third prize winner will receive a copy of Essential English for Authors. All shortlisted authors will receive a $10 discount voucher that can be used against the price of any WCCL course or product.

For the full rules, including how to enter, please visit this forum topic. Note that this contest is for members of myWritersCircle only, but it is very easy (and free) to join if you haven't already. Just click on Register near the top of the forum homepage and follow the on-screen instructions.

Good luck, and have fun writing your story!

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Blogger Rohi Shetty said...

HI Nick,
Thanks for this fun contest. The three words to be included are quite challenging. :-)
I'm in.

8:39 AM  
Blogger Nick said...

Thanks, Rohi. Yes, I couldn't make it too easy!

Good luck, and I look forward to reading your story.

10:14 AM  

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