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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Ultra Flash Fiction Contest


This is a fun!  Our eight annual ULTRA FLASH FICTION CONTEST

Rules:  This contest is open to any NCWN member in Chatham and Lee Counties, or to any member of Pittsboro Writers’ Morning Out. 

Submission guidelines:
Any subject, any style not to exceed 300 words, including the title.
Only words of one syllable allowed.  (Contractions pronounced as one syllable are OK.  Exp:  I’m, I’d, I’ve, can’t, won’t, don’t.  Also, possessives pronounced as one syllable:  Joe’s, Ann’s, Kate’s etc)

Yes, it can be done.  You can write a story in 300 words, but you must make every word count. This requires some craftsmanship.  Give it a try!

Go to our blog at:   pittsboro-wmo.blogspot.com and scroll through the archives to see examples of previous winners.

This will be a blind judging.  Your name should not appear on the story page.  Include a cover page with name, title, word count and email address.  Send MS and cover page as attachments in .doc, .docx or .txt format to:  amanningusa@gmail.com   

Due date:  July 31, 2017

Note:
The winning entry will be posted to our blog at 

By submitting an entry, you are assumed to be granting us one-time reprint rights.  This is necessary so we can legally post the winning story to the blog. If you do not wish a winning entry to be so posted, just let us know.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

June Writers' Morning Out




Chatham/Lee WMO will convene  Saturday, June  10 at the Greek Kouzina in 
Pittsboro. The meeting will start at 1:00 pm, although most will come early 
for lunch.

The program :  What do you do when you get stuck writing?  Where do you turn to--websites, books, references, other writers, etc. ?