Monday, July 12, 2010

The "Uncovered" Short Fiction Contest is Coming!!


(The contest photo prompt.)


In one mere week, the "Uncovered" Short Fiction Contest will open here at the Clarity of Night! It will be my lucky 13th contest!!

And this one is special. (Of course, they all have been.)

We will be welcoming Stephen Parrish and his debut novel, THE TAVERNIER STONES. Stephen is an old salt of the blogosphere, and we're lucky to have him join us in the festivities. The contest theme and photo is inspired by his novel, which opens with the discovery of a 300-year-old corpse holding a massive ruby. Is it one of the lost Tavernier Stones? Are you ready for a treasure hunt??

Because, get this. With the very kind assistance of an anonymous donor who loves writing, the prize pool is downright MASSIVE for this contest. In total, $290 and two signed copies of THE TAVERNIER STONES is on the line. There is a $100 prize for first place alone! Not bad for 250 words, my friends. Not bad at all.

So stay tuned, get thinking, and spread the word. The last contest was huge enough with 237 entries and tens of thousands of visits. You are NOT going to want to sit out on this one.

One week. July 19th. Then 10 days to enter.

The clock is ticking.

19 comments:

tea and cake said...

tick, tock!

Tabitha Bird said...

Awesome!

Aniket said...

YAY! Yay! YAY! Just one more week. Its my Narnia, my neveland. :D

awareness said...

I'm in this time. I kicked myself for not submitting a piece last time. I chickened out.

Furtheron said...

get ready.... get set...

Precie said...

Sigh. The numbers have set my butterflies whirling. I was all excited to write on this prompt, but now the reminder of how big the last round was sends a chill down my spine. Oh, I'll definitely enter...but yikes. The stakes are high, and the competitin is fierce.

Laurel said...

Whoo-hoop! Working on mine!

Gia's Spot said...

I'm in! This time I will use all those 250 words!! Good luck all!
Gia

Bernita said...

Don't want to sit out, but have too, Jason.
But it sounds wonderful, wonderful!And I will get to read and enjoy big time!

Peter Dudley said...

What do you mean, "This one is special"? You do not do justice to your previous contests, sir. They have all been special.

jason evans said...

Tea and Cake, Tabitha, Aniket, Awareness, Furtheron, Precie, Laurel, Gia,

I think it will be as fun and as steeped in community spirit as ever! Thanks!

Bernita, your presence in any form is always treasured.

Peter, that certainly wasn't what was intended. I trust that they're more special to me than anyone else. The contests honoring specific authors (Anne Frasier, Jaye Wells, and now Stephen) make me even more happy to bring to you, because of what they celebrate.

Oddyoddyo13 said...

Awesome! Can't wait to see this. I think this is the first contest I've seen on this blog. :)

jason evans said...

Oddyoddyo13, things will get very different here for a little while....

Cloudia said...

Aloha from Hawaii, friend :)

Comfort Spiral

....Petty Witter said...

Looking forward to this.

Mona said...

come to think of it, 13 has always been my lucky number too...

Lindz said...

This will be so great!

Eric said...

Wow, this may be fun to do. I don't know if I could boil something down to that few words, but I'm gonna try, darn it!

laughingwolf said...

cool... now all i have to do is think of something