Thursday, July 17, 2008

Readers' Choice Award ("Running Wind")

The "Running Wind" Short Fiction Contest is now closed.

Thank you everyone for a wonderful week! The response, the writing, and the mutual support has been fantastic!!


But the fun is not over!

Voting for the Readers' Choice Award is now open!

This portion of the contest is open to all people who submitted an entry. Here are the rules:

  1. Contest participants are invited to vote on their top 5 favorite entries by emailing me their votes to jevanswriter at yahoo dot com.
  2. Please vote by entry number and list your votes from 1 to 5 with 1 being your top vote.
  3. I will award 5 points for your 1st vote, 4 points for your 2nd vote, 3 points for your 3rd, 2 points for your 4th, and 1 point for your 5th.
  4. You may not vote for your own entry. Please specify your entry number at the beginning of your email.
  5. At the close of Readers' Choice Award voting, I will tally the points. The winner will be the entry with the most points.
  6. I guarantee at least one Readers' Choice Award; however, depending upon the results of the contest, I reserve the right to award additional Readers' Choice Awards in the order of their rank. Additional awards, if given, may be with or without a prize.

As you read, please keep the comments coming. Feedback and appreciation is the fuel along the lonely road of writing. If you find folks whose writing moves you, visit their blogs or ask where you can find more. Enjoy your own judging, and above all, have fun!

Cast your votes before Sunday, July 20, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time (U.S.).

Lastly, in the tradition of Clarity of Night contests, tomorrow I will share my own vision of the "Running Wind" photo. Have a good night!


laughingwolf said...

thx jason, look forward to it all....

Sarah Hina said...

Thank you, Jason, for organizing another great contest, and for inspiring us with your photo. You've offered us a wonderful arena to share our writing, and to connect with one another. I know it must take a lot of work, but you make it look so easy. :)

Looking forward to your entry, too!

Charles Gramlich said...

Oh wow, picking my top five is not going to be easy.

Bernita said...

Jason, I would NOT want to be you.
So many truly superb pieces.

JaneyV said...

Loads of juicy loveliness to choose from! Looking forward to reading yours!

Anonymous said...

Laughingwolf, it's been great to see so many new faces! Thanks for joining in.

Sarah, it's my honor and pleasure. :) (A fair amount of work, yes.)

Charles, I feel your pain.

Bernita, a lot of impressive folks out there.

Janey, it'll be fun to share mine too.

Sheri Perl-Oshins said...

I just wanted to say GOOD LUCK to everyone. I really enjoyed reading all the entries, visiting new blogs, and getting to make some new bloggy friends. This has been a wonderful experience.

A HUGE thank you to Jason for putting this together for us and all the hard work it must have entailed.

Again, best of luck!

Scott said...

I had a good time too. I don't know how I did it, but I managed to get through all the entries with all the work I have going on! I met some great people and enjoyed the various takes on the motorcycle theme. Some were really out there, and quite refreshing. It's amazing where the human mind can travel.

Anonymous said...

Jason, another great contest, but I have to tell you - I think this photo has been my favorite. Not for the subject itself, but knowing how you took it. Boggles the mind. And still such a fantastic shot! Thanks to you - and to Aine, for letting you give up so much of your time to do this.

Precie said...

Jason--Although I didn't have myself together enough to enter this round, I do love your contests. Great writers producing great writing. I don't envy the judging task ahead of you. And I hope Aine gave you a swift kick for taking this photo the way you did! :)

Sameera Ansari said...

I have been having a great time in the last few days,reading such wonderful stories.

It's so hard to choose just five.Sigh!

Unknown said...

Hello. As you've no doubt noticed, I had no entry. Too much has happened - both personally and professionally - and it just fell by the wayside. So it goes. I'd like to vote for my favourites, though. Better hurry before Sunday, then!

Anonymous said...

Sheri, you're very welcome. :)

Scott, great work! You've been a great commenter.

Aerin, glad you liked this picture! I liked the change, and its odd quality. It may not have been everyone's favorite, but I don't regret it.

Precie, I was under control with the picture. Don't worry. ;)

Sameera, that's what I like to hear!

EOH, I hope everything's alright. As for the Readers' Choice voting, I hate to do this to you, man, but I can only accept votes from entrants. I decided long ago that doing it that way was the only way to maintain any order and control.

Anonymous said...

Hey Jason, I have a request. It may not be appropriate for here, which is fine, but I thought I'd throw it out there.

I wonder if you'd do a follow-up post (maybe Tuesday or Wednesday) for discussion? As I read through the entries, I found myself asking a lot of questions about flash fiction, technique, etc. Would here be an okay place to throw them around?

I can certainly do it on my site, but - well, sort of like a party - we're all here, anyway, and there's beer, so why not? :)

Unknown said...

I'll bring the nuts. Nuts!

Anonymous said...

aerin - that's a good idea. I thought a follow-up "interview" with the winner would be interesting too. IE their writing process, how they came up with the idea, etc.

Paul (#39)

Anonymous said...

It's know, a Clarity of Night contest cult.

YAY for wanting follow-up! Poor Jason. He didn't really need a job. Or a family. Or a life......