Monday, July 27, 2009

Fiction Contests

Good Morning Fiction Fans,

Flagrant Fiction host, Linda St.Cyr, has been on the look out for great stories and fiction competitions for creative writers. Here are some competitions that offer monetary prize's and publication.

Reading Writers Contest Cafe
Prize: $100 and publication in The Verb
Theme: '77
Deadline: October 15, 2009

ReadMe Publishing
Prize: 1st- $50, 2nd- $25, 3rd- $10 and publication in a science fiction collection.
Theme: Science Fiction- What if?
Deadline: August 31st, 2009

Godwana Press
Theme: Tales of Route 66 (open genre)
Prize: $50 per story, publication in Tales of Route 66 and free copy of the book
Deadline: September 1st, 2009

AnthologyBuilder: Match-That-Artwork Contest
Theme: Pick a photo on the website listed as possible cover art and write a story to match it.
Prize: General Submission Category- $200 and publication on AnthologyBuilder
Rising Star Category- $100 and publication on AnthologyBuilder
Finalists- $30 gift certificate to AnthologyBuilder and a free critique
Deadline: September 20th, 2009

Dorchester Publishing and Leisure Book's "Fresh Blood" Contest
Theme: novel length unpublished horror fiction
Prize: Winner will receive a contract for publication in Leisure’s 2011 lineup, as well as a contract from ChiZine Publications for a limited-edition hardcover release, also in 2011.
Deadline: September 30th, 2009

Fight On! Magazine Fiction Contest
Theme: "Weird Enclaves and Black Pits" Fantasy Fiction
Prizes: 1st- $100, 2nd- $60, 3rd- $30, publication in anthology and all prize winners and honorable mentions will receive a free copy of the anthology.
Deadline: Halloween 2009

Each contest listed has no entry fee for writers to worry and fret over. Take a look, find a contest and submit your entries today!

Good luck!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Ghost Stories

Ghost stories spoken around a campfire can make us laugh, cry or scream. Flagrant Fiction's host was on the look out for a ghost story and she was genuinely surprised when she came across one that made her shiver, laugh and smile.

Gillian Taber is a writer who has been published in Neobeam, an ezine, and whose work has been purchased for an upcoming anthology, Unsent Letters. Her ghost story which is published at mixes all the right elements to make the story seem real.

Green George

The boys sat round the campfire, huddled deep in their hoods, fingers spread out to catch the warmth of the flickering flames. With only a week left 'til school, they'd been desperate to go off on their yearly summer campout. One thing after another, parents, summer jobs, vacations, had prevented the traditional trip, but it had finally come together yesterday afternoon.

Click here to read more of AROUND THE CAMPFIRE.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Flagrant Fiction's Hiatus

Hello Fiction Fans,

The host of this blog, Linda St.Cyr, has been busy writing, keeping up a website and submitting articles and blogs to numerous places thus Flagrant Fiction was on hiatus for a short while. Since she has found some free time and heard some great news from a wonderful writing community, she thought it was time to update Flagrant Fiction's blog.

The good news is that a new fiction anthology is about to be released to the public. Terrific stories written by authors who are on their way to becoming well-known have been compiled in a great anthology collection. Elements of the Soul is available for pre-order at a terrific price of $13 which includes shipping and handling and also a free book mark.

You can pre-order this anthology collection here at Elements of the Soul.

Some of the authors featured in this anthology are Steven Thor Gunnin, Jennifer Walker, Rissa Watkins, Jo Brielyn, Lindsay Maddox, George Kramer, Laurie Darroch-Meekis, M. Lori Motley, Susan Sosbe, Lucinda Gunnin and the foreword is written by Michelle L. Devon.

This anthology is the first in a collection of works published through Twin Trinity Media. Keep an eye on this new publisher for upcoming works of fiction and non-fiction.

Monday, March 16, 2009

The Path by Angel Sharum

This fictional story is based off a picture found on Your Photo Story Blog.
The Path leaves us at Flagrant Fiction holding our breath and wanting more.

The Path by Angel Sharum

Sharon saw the path up ahead. Being unfamiliar with these woods, she had no idea where it led. She did however know where, and to whom, the path behind her led.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

A Story by Gretchen Lee Bourquin

Browsing through Associated Content's Short Story section the title: The Bright Red Shoes caught the eye of Flagrant Fiction.

Marlene and Debra's interaction and non-interactions with the Man with the bright red shoes kept us following all the way to the end.

Check out Ms. Bourquin's Story then come back and comment to let us here at Flagrant Fiction know if and why you may or may not have enjoyed:

The Bright Red Shoes
Someone peculiar is hanging around the neighborhood...