Saturday, February 24, 2018

Writing Spark Saturday CONTEST!

**UPDATE** After receiving some feedback, I decided to make a few changes to the contest regarding word count and the deadline, which you can check out below**

It's Writing Spark Saturday! But today's spark is not just any spark. It's CONTEST TIME!


I love writing contests, so I thought it was time I hosted one on the blog!
I have selected three of my favorite prompts from my Story Sparks board on Pinterest (three because I literally could not narrow it down to one). All you have to do to enter this contest is pick the spark you like the best and write something about it! It can be a short story, a snippet of a novel idea--anything! Be creative!
Now for some guidelines.

WSS Contest Guidelines:

  • Pieces must be 200 words min, 1500 words max
  • Entrants MUST be subscribed to the blog in order to submit. If you aren't subscribed, you can do so on the left sidebar, or through the follow tab in the bottom right corner (desktop) or by scrolling all the way down to the Subscribe box at the bottom of the page  (phone or tablet)
  • Only ONE submission per person!
Pretty standard stuff, right? Nothing complicated. Now, to answer the question I know you're asking--YES, there is a prize! What kind of contest would this be if I didn't give the winner a prize? A lame one, that's what.

WSS Contest Prize:

The winner will receive their choice of a $50 gift card to ONE or $25 gift card to TWO of the following places:
  • Thriftbooks
  • Barnes and Noble
  • Amazon
The winner will also have their piece featured on the blog and the opportunity to share links to their website, books, social media platforms, etc.

Contest Sparks:

(All of these photos were taken from pinterest.com. I do not own any of the images, texts, or ideas)

Spark #1: Sun

These are lyrics from Hometown by Twenty One Pilots, but when I saw this picture on Pinterest it sent a thousand other ideas through my head. I love it!

Spark #2: Detroit

I chose this simply because out of all the places in the world, it's the ruins of Detroit. MICHIGANDER AND PROUD.

Spark #3: Locket

I scrolled past the other day and absolutely loved it. I had to use it as a spark for this contest.

Submissions will be accepted for three weeks from today until March 17th, and the winner will be announced on Tuesday, March 20th. Once you've written your piece, submit it down below!

I hope you guys have some fun with this contest. I can't wait to read what you write!
If you have any questions, feel free to comment below or email me. Happy writing, and...