tweet a story? That means 140 characters or less to have a beginning, middle and ending to a story. That's most people's first sentence.
No entry fee. Only one registration per person and participants must be at least 18 years of age. The competition begins on Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 7PM EST. Registered writers are placed in 20 different groups. Each group will receive a word (which can be a noun, verb or adverb) which must be included in their story. The stories are due on Thursday, January 13, 2011 by 11:59PM EST and must be no longer than 140 characters with spaces. Each writer may submit up to 3 stories. That's five hours to create a tweetie-size story.
Judges choose the top 25 stories in each group and they will be posted online Tuesday, January 18, 2011. ▪ Online voting begins and the story in each group with the most audience votes automatically advances to the finals. Judges choose an additional 4 stories in each group to advance to the finals. Thus, 5 stories will advance from each group to the finals making for a total of 100 writers.
The 100 writers in the finals all receive a new word (everyone receives the same word) on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 7PM. Each writer may submit up to 3 stories and they are due by 11:59PM EST on Thursday, January 27, 2011. The top 25 stories are posted for online voting a few days later. In addition to online voting, winners are chosen by a panel of judges.
The overall winner chosen by the judges receives US $100.
Top overall winner determined by online voting receives US $100.
Space is limited, and registration deadline is Wednesday, January 12, 2011. Click here to register for the Tweet Me A Story contest. Good luck!
NOTE: Excellent opportunity to write tight and win a couple of bucks. You can ask your friends to vote, but you also have to be accepted by the judges. No entry fee, y'all.
DOUBLE NOTE: Took a few days off to chill, celebrate, and travel. Now I'm home, back at the keyboard, and seeing to my novel edits. I'm excited about 2011. Are you?