Friday, May 4, 2012

Announcing the 2nd Annual Flash Fiction Blogfest

 

Last year in May, I hosted a Flash Fiction Blogfest. It was so much fun hopping to people's blogs and reading their flash fiction, so I decided to host it again this year.

Here are the rules:
1. Entries must begin with the two words: Lightning flashed.
2. Entries must be 300 words or less and be in prose. I'm not versed enough in poetry verse to judge it properly.
3. Entries must be posted on your blog between May 21 - 23.
4. You must sign up in the linky below to have your entry be counted.

On May 25, I will announce the six finalists and open voting through May 28th.

On May 29th, my third year blogversary, I will announce the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners as well as a random winner selected from the participants list. All ties will be broken by Random.org.

Now what are the prizes?
First place - $25 gift card from Amazon
Second place - $20 gift card from Amazon
Third place - $15 gift card from Amazon
Random prize - $10 gift card from Amazon

If the winner prefers an alternate gift of equal value, I'm good with that. Contest in open internationally.

If you have any questions, please ask in the comments.

So sign up for the blogfest below. *smiles*


Don't forget that Defying Gravity is still free through Friday!

41 comments:

Crystal Collier said...

I LOVE flash fiction! Okay, I'm in.

SA Larsenッ said...

Sounds like fun! I'm in, too!

SA Larsenッ said...

For some reason, the backlink part of the form won't let me enter. :(

Crystal Collier said...

I'm having the same problem.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'll let people know about it next week for you!

Cherie Reich said...

Sorry about that! I forgot to unclick "backlink." It's fixed now. :)

PT Dilloway, Superhero Author said...

Too bad that's the week I'm on vacation. There are so many blog fests I never hear about.

Esther Spurrill-Jones said...

This is exciting. I can't wait to start writing. :)

Weird thing: my browser says there's malware on this page. Maybe you should check if you've been hacked--just to be safe.

Summer Ross said...

awesome- this will go right along side my story-a-day in may challenge.

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

Awesome blog fest. I'll see if I have the time. Lots of great things going on for May.

Misha Gericke said...

Sounds great! I'm in. :-)

Christine Rains said...

Me too, me too! Great idea, Cherie! :)

Christine Rains said...

Me too, me too! Great idea, Cherie! :)

Aubrie said...

Good luck, Cherie! Look at all the people you have that are excited to do it!

Chris Fries said...

Very cool idea! I'm in...

Now, what to write???

Maybe I can start with...

Lightning flashed the old woman sitting at the bus stop. He laughed when she shrieked and hurried off the bench, hobbling as quickly as she could down the sidewalk. The desired result achieved, he closed the tattered raincoat in front of him and took another swig of his cheap red wine, savoring the sweet bite it gave him in the back of his throat.

Maybe? ;^)

Medeia Sharif said...

I signed up. Now I have to brew a piece to post on the 21st.

Julie said...

This sounds exciting. I signed up and haven't even thought up the prose. My bad. But it'll be up in time. Can't wait.

Julie @ Blueberry Dreams

Rek said...

A chance to flex some flash fiction muscle...not gonna let it pass by.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Flash fiction is so much fun - I'm in. Thanks for hosting!

Jamie Gibbs said...

Count me in! I need something to get me back into fiction writing, and this is it :)

mshatch said...

count me in too, except...well, stupid me didn't look closely before hitting enter and so I'm minewords instead of mainewords! Duh! I don't suppose you could maybe fix that...?

sounds like fun :)

Jessica L. Foster said...

Happy blogversary. Awesome idea for the blog hop.

Torggil said...

I'm in. This will be fun.

J.L. Campbell said...

Have fun. Weighing my mind.

Andrea Teagan said...

Sounds awesome!

Von L Cid said...

Thanks for putting this together.

Laura said...

Just what I needed to help me dive into the world of writing! Thanks for the opportunity :)

Jake DeTrempe said...

Can't wait to post my story. Sorry abut the double post! I did it wrong the first time!

L. G. Keltner said...

I can't wait to post mine either. I actually wrote it early because I was too excited to procrastinate. Or I was using it to procrastinate on something else. But I was still being productive, and that's what counts.

Anna Smith said...

Hi I just discovered your blog, I love the colours. This sounds like a great blogfest, will hopefully take part :)

Michael Pierce said...

I'm glad I found this even just in time. Sounds like fun. :)

T said...

I just happened to find this today... and it was exactly the inspiration I needed to pick up with my writing again. Nothing like a tight deadline to get the creativity flowing, right? Thank you for hosting this! I'm writing and posting something tonight and can't wait to read the other entries!

Danielle B. said...

I hope I'm not too late. I just entered and I super excited. I found you through My Baffling Brain and thought this sounded like fun.

New follower!

Allison said...

I'm in! This is a good way to get me writing.

Allison (Geek Banter)

Cassie Mae said...

I gave in. :) Been thinking about it and there had been no inspiration till today, lol. And it was hecka fun!

Mina Lobo said...

OK, I'm in! Thanks for this great opportunity to stretch my writerly muscles!

Adam Gaylord said...

I loved the idea of this blogfest! So much so that mine got a little out of control and ended up a bit longer than 300 words. Check it out:

http://onfictionwriting.com/lastmonthwinner/Lightning-Flashed/99/

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