Writespiration COMPETITION #118 52 Weeks in 52 Words Week 22


As you know by now, 2017 brings 52 challenges over 52 weeks.

Your weekly challenge has been to write your story using the weekly theme/prompt and write it in just 52 words…. EXACTLY, no more, no less.

But this week, we have something a little different.

In celebration of launching my book 13 Steps To Evil yesterday. I’m running a competition with prizes.

To enter the writespiration competition you need to:

Write a piece of fiction with the most superbad villain you can in exactly 208 words.

Because this competition will run for four weeks, and writespiration this year is 52 words in 52 weeks, I’ve added all four weeks word counts together. So you will have EXACTLY 208 words to write this story/villainous piece of flash.

What am I looking for? A seriously kick-ass villain. That’s it. It can be a short story, poetry, flash, or even an excerpt from an unpublished story.

A seriously kick-ass villain. That’s it. It can be a short story, poetry, flash, or even an excerpt from an unpublished story. But it has to be about a villain and it must be 208 words exactly.

How To Enter:

Send your entry with your name, website (if you have one) email address, twitter handle if you have one, postal address for the signed copy to sachablack@sachablack.co.uk

Your entry piece should be in a word document, with a title. Please note, the title is not included in the 208 words.

Prizes:

1st Place

  • Signed paperback of 13 Steps To Evil
  • £20 Amazon voucher
  • A first chapter or 1000 word critique from me
  • Your choice of a critique of your book marketing plan or an hour skype advice session on marketing your book. (Some pre-work will be needed if you choose a skype session)
  • Publication of your winning entry on this website
  • Critique of one of your villainous characters (either by a summary or selection of 3 key chapters with your villain in them)

2nd Place

  • Ebook copy of 13 Steps To Evil
  • A first chapter or 1000 word critique from me
  • Publication of your entry on this website

3rd Place

  • Ebook copy of 13 Steps To Evil
  • Publication of your entry on this website

 

THE SMALL PRINT –  READ THIS SECTION OR FACE DOOM, ETERNAL SHAME, AND EXPULSION FROM THE COMPETITION:
  • Only entries sent by email to sachablack@sachablack.co.uk will be entered into the competition.
  • Only one entry per person is allowed. Anybody found to have entered the competition more than once will be disqualified.
  • Immediate family members of the judge, Sacha Black, are not eligible to enter.
  • The competition closes at 23:59 GMT on Friday 30th June 2017. Entries received after this date will not be included.
  • It is free to enter.
  • The entry must be exactly 208 words.
  • Entries must be submitted in a word document.
  • The title does NOT count in the 208 words.
  • Stories must be original and unpublished. However, once submitted, entries can be blogged with additional words, pictures, videos, and artwork or published in whatever form the author chooses. However, only the 208 words sent to the above email address will count.
  • The competition is only open to adults aged 18 and over.
  • Winners must agree to have their full name and entry published on my blog.
  • No alternative prizes are available.
  • Sacha’s decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • By entering the competition, you agree to abide by these rules.
  • You must send the required information: Your name, email address, website (if you have one), twitter handle if you have one, postal address for the signed copy, and entry piece in a word document.
  • Winners will be announced 6-8 weeks after the closing date on this website.
  • Sacha Black claims no ownership of entries. All work will be credited to the authors who submit it.

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29 comments

  1. Sounds good Sacha !
    Now the question is .. will there be no #writespiration for the next 3 weeks or is that still happening?? 🤤 you know I’ll miss It!!!

      1. Lol!! Good ! But I’m researching how to write about a super-bad villain first … reading a great ‘how to’ book that should help me! 😁😉

  2. Ooh, this sounds awesome. Time to put that reading to good use and come up with something amazing. Nice Challenge!

  3. Ewe so tempting , and I have learned so much from your fabulous book,13 Steps to Evil!! Glad that the #writespration will carry on I would find it hard to talk Judy and Ritu out of doing you harm!! 💖😱

    1. YAY, thank you I will probably not come look until the entries are all in, just because i want to not be a train wreck when I read them! And right now… I am well and truly a train wreck!

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