Thursday, January 29, 2009

WOW! Winter 2009 Flash Fiction Contest

Today's forecast for St. Louis: Mostly cloudy, high 31 degrees, chance of flurries tonight. (After two snow days, the kiddos are back in school. They were actually happy to go back because this is Catholic Schools Week throughout the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Today they got to "dress down," which means they didn't have to wear their uniforms, plus there's a school-wide trivia game this morning.)

While you're trying to stay warm over the next few weeks, here's a contest you might want to check out--the WOW! Winter 2009 Flash Fiction Contest.

I can personally vouch for the WOW! contests as being worthwhile because after entering the Spring contest, I was among the honorable mention winners. One of the best parts of the contest is the judging process; the final entries are judged by a guest judge. This go-around it's Literary Agent Janet Reid, with Fine Print Literary Management. She also has a blog that is helpful for writers, not only those seeking representation, but those who want to learn more about the business end of writing.
Back to the contest: The WOW! contest prizes are amazing, even for honorable mention. For the Spring contest, in addition to receiving a free one-year subscription to the Premium-Green newsletter, I received a huge box in the mail packed with goodies.

Enough about me. Here's a link for the contest details.
Good luck, and good writing!


  1. Oh, the "no uniform" days bring back memories...the ONLY "no uniform" day in my school was picture day. Talk about stress. ONE day to wear what WE wanted. Of course, we all dressed to the nines. I'm sure it made the nuns crazy :-) Or, um, crazier :-) But enough about me...just chiming in on the awesomeness of WOW! gift packs! Oh, and good luck if you're entering!

  2. Hi Cathy,
    Ah, yes, class picture day. Such freedom! No uniforms, and the night before my mom always trimmed our bangs so we would look "cute." For my seventh grade photo it looks like she used a pair of pinking shears to cut mine. Oh, the horror!


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