Tuesday, July 10, 2007
The WOW! Women On Writing Summer Flash Fiction Contest is open, and here are a few FAQs you might have:

Where do I find the rules for the contest?The rules are available to download. Just look for the PDF eBook of terms & conditions on the contest page, pay for your entry, then email your entry to: Be sure to include your Paypal Transaction ID# at the bottom of your entry, so your work can be sent to the judges as soon as possible.

How do I pay for my contest entry?To pay by credit card, go to our contest page:
Click on the "Buy Now" button.
It will take you to Paypal. From there you have two options:

1. Pay Fast with Paypal (If you have an account, choose this option)

2. Don't have a Paypal account? Pay by credit card (If you'd rather not create a paypal account, you can pay by credit card here).

Do you accept entries from outside the US?Yes, we do. We accept globally.

Do you allow attachments?No, please submit your contest entry in the body of your email, along with your PayPal Transaction ID# at the bottom of your entry.

Is it okay if I go beyond the word limit?No, please stay within the word limit for your piece. If you do this, you’ll most likely have to cut out unnecessary details and words. After you’ve let your work sit and you come back to it, cutting out extra words might be simple. It’ll make your entry stronger in the end, more tightly woven, and probably much easier to enjoy.

This is just a small sample of the frequently asked questions we receive here at WOW! Please download and use the eBook for the contest instructions. Hopefully, it answers most of your questions. If not please email us.

Please, also remember, the prompt for each quarterly flash fiction contest must be included in your story. If your story doesn’t involve the prompt, answer the prompt, or seem related to the prompt, your entry is automatically disqualified. We don't like disqualifying anyone. We know how much hard work is involved.

We here at WOW! know how difficult contest writing can be, but contest writing is a wonderful way to hone your writing skills and follow instructions.

Thanks so much for your interest! We wish you well with your writing endeavors!


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