Here's the skinny on the writing contest I'm helping organize and judge on mysteryauthors.com!
Do you like to write mysteries and/or flash fiction? Enter MysteryAuthors.com's Dead Giveaway Flash Fiction contest for a chance to win a cash prize, and have your work published on a popular mystery site!
Tell us your best mystery in 1,000 words or less, but there's a twist! Your story MUST begin with one of the following sentences, each taken from an existing published mystery:
That looks more like human sacrifice than a wedding ceremony.
--(taken from Driven to Death by Carolyn Rose)
He fought for breath, his heart pounding fast.
--(taken from Cock of the Walk by Wendy Laing)
It lay in wait, blazing eyes of amber piercing the inky darkness.
--(taken from A Kink in the Tale by Lisa Logan)
Amelie would never forgive them for murdering Mathieu.
--(taken from Beneath the Morvan Moon by Courtney Mroch)
Contest opens for entries June 15, 2006. Deadline for entries is August 1, 2006. First prize is 1/2 of total entry fees received and the entry published on mysteryauthors.com. Honorable mention will also have their story published on the site. Entry fee: $5.
For complete rules, information on our judges, and entry details, visit MysteryAuthors.com. Good luck!