The Steampunk Flash Fiction Writing Contest has three winners. Please go here to find out who won.
Are you looking for a challenge other than reading steampunk? We have the right
thing for you. Kristi from Northwyke Creations and I are hosting a Steampunk Flash
Fiction Writing Contest. Win a unique piece of awesome steampunk jewellery or
steampunk book of your choice!
What are we looking for?
We are looking for Steampunk Flash Fiction of up to 500 words. We will give you five first sentences to start your story with. Choose one of the five and off you go.
A comment made by Jeff made me realize I had never addressed the topic of copyright. Every entrant will retain all rights to their sumbissions.
What is the timeline?
Contest starts now and entries will be accepted until Nov. 28, 2010.
Voting will start on Nov. 29, 2010 and will last until Dec. 05, 2010.
Winners will be announced and notified by email on Dec. 6th, 2010.
Winners will choose their prize by Dec. 11, 2010 so it can be shipped in time for Christmas.
Who will be the judges?
The judges will be your peers. We will set up a poll where everybody can vote on their three favourite stories.
How many winners will there be?
There will be three winners. The story with the most votes and two runners up.
What will be the prizes?
We will have six prizes to choose from. The winner can choose the prize of his/her choice, then the 1st runner up can choose, then the 2nd.
Kristi, who creates wonderful Steampunk jewellery and sells it in her Etsy store will donate four pieces of jewellery and I will throw in two Steampunk books of your choice for up to $10 from the Book Depository (provided Book Depository delivers to your country). The winners can choose either a piece of jewellery or one book. Kristi has provided a few pictures and some more of the jewellery so you get an idea. Please, also check out her shop to see what she can do.
The five first sentences…
- He wasn’t sure the valve would fit.
- He cranked up analytical engine no. 2, it was hard work…
- She pumped the steam rifle.
- Straightening his spectacles, the man in the derby hat cleared his throat.
- No airship could fly faster than the Zenith…
Use one of these sentences to start your story. Where you go from there is totally up to you as long as it conveys a steampunk atmosphere.
Deadline for submissions
Please submit your story (no more than 500 words) by Nov. 28, 2010 by email and use “steampunk flash fiction contest” as subject.