Kobo are holding a competition to win free enrolment to a Curtis Brown online novel course. The Jeffrey Archer Short Story competition requires entry of a 100 word piece (hmmm, sound like something you guys can manage). More details here and thanks to Chris Allinotte for flagging it to me. Do take note of the eligibility criteria as it is restricted to certain countries.
Secondly, check out the post below this one for details of how to submit to Siren's Call Publishing for their female horror writer's month in their monthly publication. A possible substitute for February Femme Fatale maybe if Lily doesn't run it this year? Men can enter pieces in April.
So, this week's winner and runner-up. Who will it be from the delicious entries this week?
My winner is.....well, I'm trying to decide between three pieces and I just can't make up my mind so have made up a larger winner's platform instead.
In first place is Helen Howell with A Misunderstanding. Helen - I really loved the malice and threat seeping through this piece. At first we thought our protagonist the victim but I suspect he will be the one sitting pretty at the end of it. One of those pieces that deserves to be expanded upon.
In first place is Matt Farr with There is always a reason that we do what we do. Matt - a cold, calculating piece with the feel of a ticking clock. At first it felt like a narrative on the human condition and then it became something much more sinister. Very good sir.
And in first place is John Xero with Rise. John - this just grabbed my imagination with it's steel plated crabs crawling across the rooftops. A wonderful piece of sci-fi that had me picturing far of planets ravaged by war waiting for a saviour to come. Excellent stuff.
So, my congratulations to this week's winners and my gratitude to everyone else for sharing your wonderful tales with us for another week.
Now, onto this week's words. My tome has stopped his gorging, for which I am grateful as he was eyeing me up funnily earlier in the week, and seems to have some light covering of gossamer. Hmmm, I wonder... But enough pondering, let us see what words he will share us this week. And we have....
You have until 9pm (UK time) Thursday 24 January to get your entries in. New words will spill forth for the final time at Phlambler's World and winners will be announced by 9am Friday 25 January. If you can, please tweet about your entry using the #fridayflash #100words or #flashfiction hashtags and blog if you feel like it.
Please tell your friends and do give feedback to your fellow Predictioneers - everyone appreciates it!
I am looking forward to reading your works. Let's make history together!