CBC’s BEWARE OF THE EVIL SNOWMAN Flash Fiction Challenge, Due Dec. 8

Angry Zombie Snowman by Jennifer Bradford (CC BY-NC, Flickr)

Heather Newton writes, Thought you might be interested in this. I’m entering, maybe after it’s over we can compare stories (if you do it).

From: Literary Awards / Prix litteraires

Sent: Thu, December 2, 2010 2:44:02 PM

Subject: Flash Fiction Challenge

Hello,

Thank you for participating in the 2010 CBC Literary Awards Competition!

The Awards team has now finished processing the 5,000 submissions we received this year, and the judging process has begun.

We will be announcing the shortlist in February 2011, and the winners in March 2011. More details will follow in the New Year.

What to do in the meantime? Visit our website! We will be conducting a series of Flash Fiction Challenges over the next three months.

Flex your writing muscles and you could win some great prizes!!

The first one is up now: the holiday-themed “Beware of the Evil Snowman.”

We are looking for you to send to us a brief story (100 – 250 words) using the following opening and closing lines.

Opening: “The snowman grinned malevolently as…”

Closing: “…buried alive.”

The rest is up to you. Fill in the middle with whatever you want. Make us laugh, make us scream, but definitely make us want to read on.

You could win a complete Canada Reads package of the five books up for the 2011 prize!

We’ll also be posting the best entries on our website and we might even broadcast your story on air (visit www.cbc.ca/literaryawards for complete details).

You only have about a week. The deadline is soon: Wednesday, December 8 at 4. p.m.

Send your submission to literary_awards@cbc.ca (please only one entry per person).

Don’t forget to include your name, address and phone number. And remember the word count: between 100 – 250 words (including our starter/ender).

Not one word more.

Good luck!!

Sincerely,

The Awards team

www.cbc.ca/literaryawards

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