New for May: Contests!

Thank you all to everyone for reading my blog these past two months.  I’ve done some thinking and in lieu of your usual Publisher’s Spotlight, I wanted to use our time together to announce some changes coming to the site next month: contests!

For the month of May, Publisher’s Spotlight is going to focus exclusively on FREE short fiction contests with various prizes.

I will be introducing a #MicroFictionMonday contest! 

Every Monday for the Month of May (because I love alliteration) I will be posting a new prompt for the week.  The contest runs Monday, 9:00am (EST) through 5:00pm Friday (EST).  The winning entry will be posted Tuesday of the following week.

Note: the final contest will run Monday, May 23 – Friday, May 27th so we can get the last winner in before June.  There will not be a prompt posted on Monday, May 30th.


Prompt:  This will vary from week to week.  Tune in every Monday at 9am (EST) for the new prompt.  Submissions accepted through 5pm the following Friday.

Word limit: 300.  This is Micro Fiction after all.  You’re subject to the same rules I set for myself.  (For reference, most of my posted stories are in the 100 – 150 range.)

Prize: Winners will receive publication on this blog and a biographical spotlight that links back to the site(s) of their choosing.  This contest is non-paying.

How to Enter:

Please put MFM-Submission-[This week’s PROMPT]-[Your TITLE] in your subject line.  For example: MFM-Submission-Flowers-A Rose in Winter

Attach your entry as a .pdf file, .doc, or .docx  DO NOT include your name anywhere on your submission or file name as all entries will be read blind.  DO NOT send more than one entry per week.  No explicit or graphic content please.

Please do include a brief cover letter with a short bio written as you would like it to appear on the site.  Do include links to your blog, twitter, or however else you would like to promote yourself.

Send your submissions to: LizSchriftsteller (at) gmail (dot) com.

Feel free to post any questions in the comments below and stay tuned for the first prompt posted next Monday!



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