We’re about half-way through our “Life Happens” Flash Fiction Contest, where writers are given three random images and asked to write a 500 word (or less) story that combines them. Find the contest here.
We’ve gotten a lot of great entries so far. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions:
How are winners chosen?
Two winners are chosen by CCC judges. The number of votes received don’t matter. Your popularity will in now way increase or decrease your chance of winning. Our team will read every entry and pick the winners that exhibit the highest quality of writing, and best incorporate their provided images.
Two more winners will be chosen by popular vote. Highest vote earner (that follows the theme and the rules) wins! Simple as that.
One random voter (vote for any story and “like” us on Facebook to enter) will also win!
I don’t have (fill in the blank), can I still enter?
There are no requirements to enter. You do NOT need a Facebook account or anything else. All you need is an email address. For instructions on entering, visit this page.
The contest is completely free! You do NOT need to be a paid CCC member. Anyone with an email address can enter for free.
As always, we’ve gotten a lot of complaints that this is just a popularity contest. This complaint is fundamentally incorrect. Yes, the contest is a promotion for our newest anthology, While You Were Out, so there is a voting portion that encourages contestants to send their friends to our website.
BUT half of the winners are chosen without regard to vote count. It doesn’t matter if they send a single soul to our website or not, they will still win if their writing is the best.
Writers who have been published by CCC are not eligible to win prizes. However, many of these writers have still contributed great stories to this contest. Here they are:
“Hat and Gloves” by Brenda Layman.
“The Ledge” by Doug Devor.
“Rodeo Eddie” by Todd Metcalf.
“Thank My Wife” by Brad Pauquette.
“It Takes Guts” by Matthew Hance.
“A Life Touched Forever” by Deborah Cheever Cottle.
“Under His Wings” by Gabrielle Gold.
“Jock Mentality” by Birney Reed.
These guys aren’t eligible to win, but if you like their story, you can still give them a vote. Even though they can’t win, the vote will still count as a chance for you to win an Amazon Kindle.
We hope that you enjoy this contest.
Also, don’t forget that we’re currently accepting submissions for our next anthology. Get information on the Bicentennial Columbus project here.