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1.) I am open to most genres as long as the main focus of the story is based on the above photograph. Please, NO erotica. Graphic language/scenes are okay as long as integral to the story; No gratuitous sex scenes or shock-effect vulgarity. Nothing "X" rated. I reserve the right to edit (with your final approval) before posting the winning story.
2.) Send as a Word Document or RTF attachment – if neither of these is possible, you may submit in the body of the email.
3.) This must be an original story and previously unpublished.
4.) Must be 1,000 words or less.
5.) Send submission to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “1000 Words Contest".
6.) Include your title and byline/writing as name below title.
7.) Include a short (2-4 sentences) biography, written in the third person, following your story. This will run with your story (if selected for publication). You may include your personal web or blog address if you wish.
8.) Please send only ONE submission. Subsequent submissions will be discarded. Be sure you are finished with your story before you submit it.
9.) I will send a short reply to let you know I have successfully received your story. If you don't receive a reply within 24 hours of submitting, please try again.
10.) I will NOT offer individual feedback or critiques on your submissions at this time.
The contest runs from today until May 29, 2011. I will publish the winner(s) piece by June 6, 2011. Good luck and Happy Writing!