Posted by: kshayes513 | April 11, 2009

Contest: Build a world in a sentence

On the Premises has just announced its April Mini-Contest:


The idea is to change a bland, generic sentence into a lively, descriptive one that helps to create setting and character.

Like all their Mini-Contests, the entries are quite short: write one bland sentence plus one shiny revised sentence (and two can be entered). Details are in the April OTP newsletter.

Unfortunately for anyone not already aboard, you do have to subscribe to the OTP email newsletter to participate in the Mini-Contests. You can subscribe at the On the Premises Mini-Contest page, which also has links to previous contests. (These are short, sweet and fun to read, like eating a cream puff). The newsletter itself is free and only shows up in my inbox to announce new contests or the results of previous ones (so about once a month is average).

If you want to play, and you subscribe now, you might get sent the April newsletter, or you might be able to just email OTP and ask for it once you’ve subscribed.

I’ll be posting the contest results next month, as soon as they’re announced.

On the Premises is a three times a year ezine which publishes stories on a new theme in each issue. Just to make it more interesting, the themed submissions are run as contests with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners plus 2-3 honorable mentions. Anyone can submit a story (you don’t have to be a newsletter subscriber) It’s a paying market, and has the added benefit that the editors are devoted to fostering new writers, so they give great critiques even if they don’t publish your submission.


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