PROMPT-A-PALOOZA WRITING CONTEST!!

We are pleased to announce our first annual PROMPT-A-PALOOZA WRITING CONTEST! Woo-hoo!

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The rules of the contest are simple:

1. Find a prompt among the dozens offered on the blog prior to September 1 (heck, even choose a couple). The complete list of prompts can be found here.

2. Create a COMPLETE work of fiction, up to 1,250 words, using that prompt in its entirety within the body of the work. In other words, it can't be just the title or employed as an epigraph.

No restrictions on genre or subject matter, though of course if you write something gross or offensive, you're not likely to win the contest.

3. BY 11:59 PM ET ON SEPTEMBER 1, submit your entry to free_expressions@free-expressions.com with "Prompt Contest Entry" and your name in the subject line. Any submissions arriving after that date or without that information will, unfortunately, be disqualified.

Please paste the story directly into email using simple text formatting with spaces between paragraphs, etc.

4. IMPORTANT: ALSO paste the first paragraph of your story into the comments section beneath the post that includes the prompt that inspired it. That way, others will also get to see and be inspired by your creativity.

5. Entries must be in English, so we can, you know, read them.

NO ENTRY FEE or any other fancy rules. Just grab some inspiration and GO!

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PRIZES:

ONE (1) FIRST PLACE WINNER receives $300 PLUS a $200 credit off of any workshop or editorial service. His or her winning entry will be posted in its entirety on the Write Line Blog.

TWO (2) SECOND PLACE WINNERS receive $100 PLUS a $100 credit off of any workshop or editorial service. His or her winning entry will be posted in its entirety on the Write Line Blog.

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So, get inspired and write something great! We look forward to seeing your entries!!