For the Artists Who Like to Remain Strictly Out of the Box
Short Suspense/Thriller Fiction Contest
Short stories in any suspense/thriller sub-genre (evil-doer, natural disaster, dangerous adventure, mystery threat, etc.) must create tension and race the heart.
Contest name: Fresh Ink Group Short Suspense/Thriller Fiction Contest
Description: Short stories in any suspense/thriller sub-genre (evil-doer, natural disaster, dangerous adventure, mystery threat, etc.) must create tension and race the heart.
Awards: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place published at FreshInkGroup.com plus in an anthology of short stories. 1st Place will be published in the membership newsletter. FIG may also award Honourable Mentions.
Limitations: 500 – 4,000 words; original characters only, max two stories per author.
Dates: Ends August 1, 2013
Entry Fee: None
Announcement: September 2013
The Fine Print
Contact: All entrants must provide a valid email address or phone number or mailing address. Contact information will not be shared with third parties.
Membership: All entrant’s email addresses are automatically added to the No-Spam FIG membership to receive FIG updates and contest/winner announcements.
Announcement: Winners will be announced by membership email and posted at FreshInkGroup.com.
Minimum Age: Entrants must be at least 18 years old. Legal Guardians may submit on behalf of minors if they state permission under “Comments”.
No Entry Fees: FIG does not charge entry fees for contests. No purchase is required.
Completeness: For writers’ contests, please submit your best work, revised and proofread. Do not submit only partially completed work unless requested.
Content: For writers’ contests, FIG will not consider material that advocates hatred, harm, or illegal activity. Erotica might be acceptable, but pornography will not be considered.
Ownership: By submitting to a FIG writers’ contest, each entrant certifies that s/he is the original author, that copyright has not been encumbered by any third party (no fan fiction), and that FIG is held harmless from infringement claims. Guardians warrant the same for minors.
Rights: Submission of written material grants FIG non-exclusive permission to publish the material in print and/or electronic formats, and to use the material in publicity. FIG reserve the right to edit material for author approval or withdrawal prior to publication.
Cancellation: FIG reserves the right to cancel any contest at any time for any reason.
Legal Limitations: Any contest or portion thereof is void where prohibited by law.
Purpose: FIG runs contests to encourage and promote the works of talented writers, and to encourage readers to discover and enjoy material by FIG authors. Comments and suggestions are welcome.
Mystery Times 2013
Last year, we received over 100 submissions from new and established authors alike. Never before published, they were gathered together in our Second Annual Mystery Times collection. Each story was read and rated on the same set of parameters; each judge brought his or her own unique talents and tastes to the task at hand.
The quality of the stories was outstanding and the 2012 book rode the #1 and 2 spot on the Amazon Hot New Mystery Release List for FOUR weeks!
Our 2013 Showcase Mystery Times 2013 seeks new mystery short stories.
Buddhapuss Ink is all about our readers and all entries will be read by an independent panel of readers and rated on the same scale and parameters. The top 20 entries-based on the aggregate scores-will go on to the final round where they will be read and scored by our Editorial Review Panel made up of publishing professionals. The decisions of the judges will be final
Key dates: Contest ends: July 15, 2013
Winners announced: August 2013
Publication: October/November 2013
Send entries to: Submissions@buddhapussink.com