Here it is folks, the first ever Rainbow Writing Contest!!!!
I thought it would be fun to have a contest for you guys, since you have been so great at sticking with me!! Here's how it will work:
I will give you a brief scenario that must be included somewhere in your story. Stories can run anywhere between 250 and 2000 words, so you have lots of room to play with. In addition, any genre that would fit into G, PG or PG-13 is acceptable. That pretty much opens up most genres.
Additional rules can be found here: https://joyceanthony.tripod.com/id18.html
Of course there will be prizes--you didn't think I'd forget them, did you??:-)
First Prize will be either a book trailer or a trailer covering author's career and services--this will be author's choice--plus submission of said trailer to 25 video sharing sites. Video will be created by Surreal Storm Creations.
Second Prize will be copies of both Janet Elaine Smith's Promo Paks and Carolyn Howard Johnson's The Frugal Book Promoter. (More information on each of these coming later this week).
Third Prize will be a surprise "rainbow package" with many rainbow-themed prizes included.
There will also be several Honorable Mention prizes.
Every semi-finalist will also be given a Rainbow Award of Writing Excellence to post on their website or blog.
The judging will take place in two parts. First, a panel of six judges will read and rate each entry and he highest-scoring 25 entries will move into the semi-finals. Here is where it gets fun. These entries will be posted on my website for two weeks and viewers will vote on their favorites.
Now for the scene that must be included:
It is almost night and there are several police cars with their lights flashing at a scene surrounded surrounded by yellow police tape. Off to the side of this scene, a shadow of someone watching can be seen on the grass.
Okay....the rest is up to you!!!
Again, please check out the rest of the rules at:
and get your entries in by May 31, 2008.