Fellow Flamearians and those of writerly ilk!
May is coming upon us like a wildfire. It is time to commit to a worthy project.
For example, you could sign up to write with us in May. You know you want to — make it happen.
In the wake of our Shakespeare-inspired April contest, we have decided to take things one step further in May and make the month-long contest a month long.
Confused? Excellent. We’re about to shake things up.
Beginning May 3rd you will be given a theme and as much inspiration as we can squeeze into one of these little boxes. Your due date for submitting your story or poetry collection will be 5/26 by 04:00 (4am) EDT. The cap will be 5,000 words, and we are accepting only original, new work written for this project. No dusting off the slush pile or pulling out those lit mag winners. Challenge yourself to write big! Show us your chops! The reading list and poll will go up on the morning of 5/26 and you will have until 5/30 to vote. Winners will be announced on 5/31.
We will be hosting activities throughout the month to help keep you on your goal. We will offer word sprint challenges; an internet write-in that harkens back to our flamestorming days; and periodic queries into your work-in-progress to keep you writing all month instead of a 12 hour crunch in the wee hours of the 25th. (We are all writers here, we know about that procrastination factor.)
Two more things you should know –
You MUST sign up in the comments below in order to submit your completed work on 5/26. Sign up deadline is Saturday, May 2nd by midnight EDT.
No JFF (Just For Fun) entries are allowed. Only one submission per writer.
Wait, no! There is one more thing that I almost forgot.
If you sign up now…the winner will not just be mentioned in our Hall of Flame, but will be given the option of having their winning submission published on our new Highlights Page. (We’ll work on the name, I suspect it will be fiery).
Keep an eye on us. The theme goes up on Sunday, May 3rd. I will give you a hint to the theme, but remember it is only a hint meant to whet the appetite.
“My voice for the voiceless.”
***For those of you who are new to the Flame, all work submitted belongs to the author alone. At Brigit’s Flame, submissions to be voted on by the community are links back to the author’s own journal or blog, they are not published on our site except in special circumstances of which you will be made aware and to which you may say no.