Looking for a fun, free writing and/or art contest to enter? Tainted Tea is a marvelous new literary magazine -- and a wonderful supporter of literacy and Write On! -- and the editors have announced a flash fiction and bookmark contest!! Here's the information:
Flash Fiction Contest
Complete a story in 1,000 words or less. There is no specific subject, but all stories must either be dark, macabre, or something in the horror genre. Judging will be based on character development, plot, originality, and overall storytelling. Please submit stories in .doc or .rtf.
The WINNER will receive Underland by Mick Farren, a novel involving vampires, Nazis, and Antarctica. The winner will also be published in the Spring 2010 issue of Tainted Tea and will receive a free PDF. The RUNNER-UP will be published on Tainted Tea's blog.
Create bookmark. It doesn't matter how, just as long as the bookmark fits with Tainted Tea's theme. Judging will be based on subject matter, composition, and overall design. Tainted Tea cannot receive mail, so we can only accept bookmarks mailed as JPGs.
The WINNER will receive the tea cup and saucer featured on the cover of Tainted Tea Spring 2010 issue. The winner will also be published in the Spring 2010 issue and will receive a free PDF. The RUNNER -UP will be published on Tainted Tea's blog.
The deadline is April 1, 2010.
Send all submissions to TaintedTea.Editors@gmail.com. You can find all the contest information, plus more delightful literary odds and ends, at the Tainted Tea blog: http://taintedtea.blogspot.com/2010/01/flash-fiction-and-bookmark-contest.html