Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Mookychick: Feminist Flash Fiction 2011 Contest seeks entries
To promote feminism in writing, Mookychick--the alternative style magazine, how-to guide & feminist forum--is launching a new annual writing competition, Feminist Flash 2011. The contest is judged by a panel of noted feminist writers, and there is no entry fee. Here are the fabulous details:
Deadline: November 30, 2011
First Prize: £100 (or your country's equivalent), Publication with a link to your blog on Mookychick, 1 Year digital subscription to the fabled Bust magazine.
2 x Runner-Up Prizes: £25, Publication on Mookychick, 1 Year digital subscription to the fabled Bust magazine.
10 x Shortlisted Prizes: Publication on Mookychick.
How to Enter:
- There is no entry fee.
- You need to have an online presence you can post work on: a blog or website to call your own. A place where you can put words.
- You need to create a haiku, poem, or flash fiction story under 200 words. Maximum word count per entry is 200 words. Your poetry or fiction needs to relate to an aspect of feminism.
- Post your competition entry on your blog or website. In the same post, you must copy and paste the following bolded text under your entry: This is an entry for the Mookychick FEMINIST FLASH FICTION competition. Enter now. ("Enter" should link to http://bit.ly/femflash)
- E-mail email@example.com with your entry. Make the subject header FEMINIST FLASH 2011. In the body of the e-mail, please include two things: the URL of your entry and your name.
- You can enter as many times as you like. Just make a new post for each entry (be sure to include the link underneath) and e-mail them with the entry's details.
Full Contest Guidelines & Judges: http://bit.ly/femflash
If you haven't checked out the site yet, it's super cute, a bit snarky, and always fun and informative! Mookychick (http://www.mookychick.co.uk/) is a weekly online magazine for alternative women that features alternative style, beauty, health, relationship and career advice, music and general alternative culture. They're into social activism and come up with how-to guides on everything from casting a spell to making a fruit bowl out of a record. Plus, they wrote an amazing review of WOW! here.
PS. Remember, WOW!'s Fall Flash Fiction Contest, with guest judge literary agent Andrea Hurst, also closes on November 30, 2011. We hope you enter both! Good luck!