BRING THE MASSACRE INTO YOUR OWN HOME, ENTER THE ST. VALENTINE’S WEEK MASSACRE FLASH FICTION CONTEST FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE OF GREY MATTER PRESS BOOKS
NOTE: The contest is now over, but you can find out who won here. Grey Matter Press thanks everyone for participating!
To celebrate carnage, violence and mayhem and help spread the BEST of YOUR OWN horror around the world, enter the Grey Matter Press St. Valentine’s Week Massacre Flash Fiction Contest. AT LEAST ONE PERSON will be awarded a special prize package for sharing their creativity. And READERS will help select the contest winner.
SUBMITTING FLASH FICTION:
ENTRIES will be accepted until 12:00 PM (NOON CENTRAL) on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2014.
ENTER by composing the best piece of dark fiction you can. You can write whatever you want, as long as it falls within the horror, speculative, fantasy or science fiction genres. (Nor pornography, bestiality or sexual situations that includes minors permitted.) And AT LEAST ONE of the words below MUST BE INCLUDED in the body of the piece. Flash Fiction submissions must be 200 WORDS OR LESS. TITLE YOUR FLASH FICTION SUBMISSIONS, and include that title in the body of the webform when you submit your piece. (Titles DO NOT COUNT AGAINST your maximum 200-word limit.) Post your piece in the COMMENT/REPLY Section below. THEN GO OUT AND GET VOTES. Encourage your family and friends or relatives and strangers to VOTE for your piece by leaving a COMMENT/REPLY on your piece.
VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE FLASH FICTION:
VOTES will be accepted until 12:00 AM (MIDNIGHT CENTRAL) on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2014.
Readers will help influence the outcome of the contest by VOTING for their favorite piece of Flash Fiction. TO VOTE, click the WHITE REPLY BUTTON (located on the right side of the page immediately following your favorite piece of Flash Fiction). Via the webform that appears, share some encouraging words for the author of the fiction. Feel free to share the link to the Flash Fiction page with your fanbase to get more votes for your favorite author. The piece of Flash Fiction receiving the MOST READER RESPONSES will we become the Reader’s Choice Winner. This Reader’s Choice Winner will receive one point in the overall judging.
JUDGING FLASH FICTION SUBMISSIONS:
Grey Matter Press editors will review and vote on all Flash Fiction submissions. Each editor will have a vote equal to one point, equivalent to that of the Reader’s Choice as determined by reader Comments.
One Grand Prize Winner will be selected. This winner will be announced on Sunday, February 16. (Depending on the number of submissions, this announcement may need to be postponed until Monday, February 17.) The Grand Prize Winner will receive a prize package that includes all four anthologies in the current Grey Matter Press catalog, as well as a trade paperback copy of our next release when it becomes available. And since this is #SVWMASSACRE, one never knows just how many people will be affected. 🙂 In addition to the Grand Prize Winner, Grey Matter Prize may award prizes to any number of other contestants who submit Flash Fiction to the St. Valentine’s Week Flash Fiction Contest. We do like to keep you guessing. 🙂
USE AT LEAST ONE OF FOLLOWING WORDS
IN THE BODY OF YOUR FLASH FICTION SUBMISSION:
Pick up your pencils.
Keep your eyes on your own paper.
The clock is set.