Monday, June 13, 2011

The Golden Donut Short Story contest is on!

The Writer's Police Academy announces the Golden Donut Short Story Contest.  Entries will be accepted beginning tonight through August 19.

At stake:
  • The prestigious Don Knotts Golden Donut Award (sponsored by the High Point North Carolina Public Library and Krispy Kreme).
  • Bragging rights.
Okay, I added the bragging rights.  They're not official.  But I think they should be.

The rules are relatively simple:
1) All stories must be based on this photograph:

2) All stories must be 200 words.  No more, no less.  This includes the title.

3) Lest you think the competition is looking for stories in the Don Knotts/Barney Fife vein, be sure to read this part carefully: ...take us on a journey that’d scare the pants off Poe himself. Did I just hear a scream coming from inside. Has someone been murdered? Or, was it the howl of a troubled spirit? Perhaps, a killer is using the old house as a hideout. Maybe, vampires live there. Who knows?

So get writing.  There could be a Golden Donut Award in your future.  Or mine!

Photo snicked from article linked above for purposes of pimping this writing competition.

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