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I've setup a short fiction contest on my blog. I'm hoping it will become a regular feature, but let's see how this first one goes. The contest is to write a story of no more than 500 words based on the selected image, visit the competition page on my blog to find out more:

http://thecultofme.blogspot.co.uk/p/june-writing-competition.html

I'm hoping some of the talented writers we have here will take part!
 

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Hello, I will enter your contest, because it looks legitimate. In my experience most if not all the writing competitions with entry fees on the net are scams. I was told by contest winners I contacted that they never received the winning prize, or any prize.

My website Philduke.weebly.com posts a science question/problem of the month, you are invited to participate. The winner gets a free ebook of mine.

Good luck with your contest, I like the idea.
 

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There's no entry fee, the prizes are coming out of my own pocket and I'll look forward to your entry - thanks!
 

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Just submitted my entry. I am also available to help read stories.;D
 

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davidhaynes said:
No problem. Are you looking for any genres in particular?
No, this is open for any genre.

phildukephd said:
Just submitted my entry. I am also available to help read stories.;D
Thanks - I've received it and a few others, so we're off to a good start. As it gets more popular I may need additional judges to help out, but we'll see how it goes.

AgnesWebb said:
Oooh, this looks fun! I'm totally going to enter (and tweet about it) now.
Thanks, all help spreading the word is gratefully received.

Michael
 

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I'm pleased to say that the short fiction contest I launched last week is off to a great start. I've received 18 entries so far, some of them from authors I read and admire. It's great that the contest has received this calibre of entry so quickly.

There's no fat lady singing yet. There are three weeks left in the competition for you to take part. Submitting an entry is easy, just visit the link below and complete the form.

http://thecultofme.blogspot.co.uk/p/june-writing-competition.html

Some of you may have noticed some affiliate links on posts, this isn't part of my plan to become a millionaire. The prizes are coming out of my own pocket, so they're there to kelp spread the cost. With this first contest off to a good start I will be running another contest in July, but it would be nice to not have to pay all the prizes myself. So if you see a book or something that fancy while browsing then please click on the link.

Well that's the hard sell out of the way. Entry to the competition is free, so why not take part?

Finally I'd like to thank everyone who has helped spread the word. If you're new and haven't told others about the contest then please do so.
 

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There's less than two weeks to go until the June Short Fiction Contest closes. On June 23rd I'll close the submission form and then I'll post the winners on July 1st, along with July's contest details.

So far I've received 24 entries, which is great for the competition's first run. The quality of the stories has been incredibly high and I'm looking forward to reading more entries over the next two weeks.

To take part all you need to do is right a story of up to 500 words inspired by the image at the top of this post. Full details can be at the competition page:

http://thecultofme.blogspot.co.uk/p/june-writing-competition.html

Thanks to everyone for their support!
 

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Thanks David - you're the 37th entry.

@ Andrea

The image is just inspiration, you can make it be whatever you want it to be.

Thanks!

Michael
 
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