Sunday, May 1, 2011

Contest Prizes!

Lost on the Rock 2011 Flash Fiction Contest



There are only 7 days left to get your entries in for the Lost on the Rock 2011 flash fiction contest. For those of you still pondering this, you can link to my earlier blog here with all of the contest rules. We are expecting a varied selection of story genres on this ‘Lost’ theme from our combined circle of friends. We're really looking forward to how some of you worked this theme of things 'Lost'.

Laurita Miller and I have had some discussion about prizes and decided on the following four (in no particular order). We're thinking that the story selected as the Contest Winner will get first choice from this list, second place gets second pick, and so forth.

A copy of 52 Stitches horror anthology, edited by Aaron Polson. Strange Publications, 2010. Trade Paperback, 129 pages.This collection of 52 flash stories come in bit-sized pieces of 750 words or less by horror writers from Canada, the United States, Great Britain and Australia. You will find frightening tales from established writers such as Alan Baxter, Cate Gardner, Jeremy Kelly, Jonathan Pinnock and Laura Eno.
A copy of The Cuffer Anthology: Volume II, edited by Pam Frampton. Killick Press, 2010. Trade Paperback, 152 pages. This anthology of 34 short fiction (1200 word max.) features stories of local flair by both new and established writers from Newfoundland and Labrador. This is a collection that varies from literary fiction to science fiction, humour and horror. The feature story is Holes to China by Cuffer winner Chad Pelley. Also included are stories by Jillian Butler and Gerard Collins, not to mention Fledgling by my friend and writing buddy Laurita Miller. My story The Inscription also lurks somewhere within the anthology.


A copy of Haunted Shores: True Ghost Stories of Newfoundland and Labrador, by Dale Jarvis. Flanker Press, 2004. Trade Paperback, 208 pages. Dale Jarvis is a writer, researcher and story teller who lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland. He has searched archival sources and taken first-hand accounts of mysterious lights, ghost ships, headless pirates and other unexplained entities and weaved them into dark tales from all parts of this historic province.


And finally, a $15 gift card from Amazon to get whatever the heck you like...Woot!

We'd like to remind everyone that not only do the top four stories selected by the judges get their stories published either here or at Calling Shotgun, they will also be interviewed by us and have the interview posted on the same day. Think of the crazy things one can say. Think of the promotional value. Does it get any cooler than that? (Don't answer that...)

We would also like to give the prizes a personal touch and perhaps include a load of moose droppings an item or two with each book that screams 'Newfoundland'. Have no fear...there will be no Jiggs Dinners, cod tongues or seal flippers sent out with the prizes...

9 comments:

kathryn said...

Wow! I don't know what's more exciting...this contest, or the fact that I'm the first (!!) to comment. Woot!

Sounds like a fabulous opportunity to read some amazing stories. Can't wait to read 'em! Hope you're well, my friend.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Very cool : )

David Barber said...

I'm working on it. They are very cool prizes! Great work Alan and Laurita!

Michael Solender said...

entry in route!

John Wiswell said...

I'm already sitting in the bin. Crossing my fingers!

Jodi MacArthur said...

I'm going to have to skip out on this one too, Alan. But looking forward to reading the winning entries. The prizes are awesome.

L'Aussie said...

These look good prizes. I've sent my story in. Here's hoping...

Denise<3

theothersideofdeanna said...

Just submitted - woot! Thank you both so much for hosting this contest, the story was really fun to write!

Good luck everyone!

Alan W. Davidson said...

Thanks to all of you who have submitted to the contest so far. I may not have to do that post where I resort to unsightly begging in an attempt to squeak out a few more stories.

A reminder for those of you who are working on a story...the deadline is the end of day on Sunday.