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    Posted on April 12th, 2012 jean 2 comments

    Do you write romance?

    Do you write flash fiction? (Want to try?)

    Do you have a black moment that makes you tear up every time you read it in edits?

    Do you want to try writing a story of 500 words or less that includes the words “paper, crew, callipygian, angle, and novel?”

    Do you want to swing your dead cat at winning a critique from a New York Times Bestselling author? (OMG, yes!!)

    Do you want to win free books? (Free books! Best ever.)

    If you answered yes to any of those questions, I’ve got two great contests for you:

    AKRWA Breakup Contest

    **Permission to Forward**

    The AKRWA Breakup Contest is open for entries!

    Tired of submitting your first pages to contests? Want some feedback on a different section of your manuscript? Then this contest is for you!

    We want to see your best black moment or break-up scene. We want to watch your characters face their darkest fear, lose all hope, dig deep, chew the scenery, let it all hang out … Thrill us. Make us cry. Make us long for your characters to find their happy ending.

    Go to http://www.akrwa.ala….com/about.html for details on how to enter.

    The final judge will be Liz Pelletier at Entangled Publishing.

    The first place winner will receive a critique from NYT-bestselling author Cherry Adair.

    The entry deadline is May 1. We can’t wait to read your black moment or break-up scene!


    From The Write Angle’s Blogiversary Flash Fiction Contest

    A Blogiversary Contest!

    From the Write Angle is one year old! We can’t believe it has been a year already. To celebrate our birthday month, and to thank you, our loyal fans and readers, we’re having a contest!
    • What: Flash fiction, maximum 500 words
    • Requirements: You must use each of the following words in your entry: paper, crew, callipygian, angle, novel. Other than that, there’s no specific theme. It’s up to you. Have fun with it!
    • Deadline: Entries must be received by midnight (EDT) on Wednesday, April 18th 2012
    • Method of entry: email your entry to with your flash fiction pasted in the body of the email. Please don’t send any attachments.
    • Results: the Write Angle Crew will read and collectively decide on two winners, which will be announced here on the blog on Friday, April 27th.

    Important: By entering, you agree to let us publish your flash fiction on this web site if you’re one of the winners.

    We would love if you would tweet or otherwise share this post and spread the word about the contest. We’d also love for you to subscribe to our blog. However, these are not requirements for contest entry.

    One last thing… PRIZES! Two lucky winners will receive book by Write Angle crew members.

    1st Place: 2 Print books

    The Sister Queens, by our own Sophie Perinot

    Spring Fevers short story anthology edited by our own Matt Sinclair, with stories from FTWA writers Cat Woods, J. Lea Lopez, R.S. Mellette and Mindy McGinnis. (Cover design by our amazing Calista Taylor, and interior design by R.C. Lewis) Currently only available in eBook format, you’ll be one of the first to get your hands on a paperback copy!

    2nd Place: 2 eBooks

    Devil on a Sparrow’s Wing, by Calista Taylor. This is the second in a series. You can get the first book, Viridis, free here so when you win this prize, you’ll be ready for the sequel!

    The Watchtower, by Darke Conteur


    Good luck!


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