Oh this could be good.
My mom actually told me about this contest and from the moment I heard about it I was already interested. It’s a short story contest where you’ve gotta write a 2000 word or less story. No set theme or certain things it has to include, just be 2000 words or less. Simple enough.
My mind is already racing with ideas, notably one based off the picture for February on my Kantoku calendar. I looked at the picture and thought about what might be happening and instantly I had an idea. But what’s more, this contest allows you to enter more than once, meaning I could spam this contest will a trillion stories, but there is a $20 entry fee and I don’t feel like paying a bunch of money I don’t even have.
The prizes are pretty good too. First place is $200 plus a bursary to the university for a creative writing course; second place is $100 and third place is $50. Wow that grand prize, pretty nice eh? That would be awesome to win.
Anyways I’m going to be entering this contest, as I’ve currently got little else to do as I wait to try and get into a computer class in April. Being that it’s only 2000 words, I’ll have to keep it brief, hell that post the other day was 1000 words more, so that’s just an idea of how small 2000 words actually is. Because I’ve got a few really good ideas, I want to enter a few stories, but I can’t really afford to be spending all that money on entry fees; I might go for 2 stories, but I’m not sure. What I want to do is write a few stories then choose which one I like the most then enter that one.
Oh as for other details about this contest: deadline for entry is March 17th and the winners are announced on April 24th. Regardless of if I win or not, I’ll post my short stories for all to read after the contest.
Right then, I’m off for some brainstorming on how to write the best story to win this contest!