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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Contest Entries

Yeah! Two "Dear Santa..." stories have arrived in my box already. Forgot to include that poetry is accepted in the contest as well as short, short stories. cj has donated a brand-spanking-new copy of the 2011 Issue of the Oracle which is the fine arts review from the University of South Alabama. She has a delightful short story in it which she has signed just for the winner. And to add to the winner's pot of gold is the new New York Times best selling author, Harlan Coben's, newest entitled shelter another in his Mickey Bolitar series. He's the only author to ever win the Edgar Award, Shamus Award, and the Anthony Award. Yes - all three! Looking forward to hearing from a bunch of folks. Mahala

Friday, November 18, 2011

Contest for New and Published writers

I'm hosting a flash fiction contest from now through December 31, 2011. This is a chance for you to start the new year with your story online for all the world to see. The winner will receive a gift certificate for 20% off an editing or writing project by yours truly and have the piece posted on Lyrical Pens with your byline. My hope to is assist writers to get their work in the public eye, foster creativity, and stimilulate the imagination. Here are the rules and info you need to participate.
Rules for MAC Flash Fiction Contest

1. Finish this thought: "Dear Santa..."

2. Word count NO GREATER than 100 words.

3. No horror, profanity, or erotica.

4. Free to enter.

5. Top ten stories in addition to the winner will be posted on Lyrical Pens.

6. Submit typed in Word 12 point with 1" margins on all four sides of the paper.

7. Email submissions to

8. Submissions ignoring the above will be tossed.

Best of Luck! Mahala