Twitter Love Contest

Announcing the SpecFicNZ Twitter Love Fiction Contest for February 2012! 

Can you tell us a speculative fiction love story in 140 characters?

Whether it’s a tale of love between the stars, romance that defies time and reality, or the sighing of hearts through veils of fear, now is your chance to woo us with your words. Make our hearts bleed, or our eyes if you must.

PRIZES:

Top prize up for grabs is a copy of The Complete Guide to Writing 
Paranormal Novels
published by Dragon Moon Press and including a
chapter written by our own Prez, Ripley Patton.

Second and third prizes are $10NZ and $5NZ respectively and the pride of showing off your ability to express love in the brief.

WHAT TO ENTER:

Entries should be love stories with a strong speculative element – fantasy, science fiction or horror – and must be no longer than 140 characters including all spaces and punctuation.

HOW TO ENTER:

Entries are open only to SpecFicNZ members, excluding current committee members. If you are not a member of SpecFicNZ you can join HERE.

Email your Twitter Romance to specficnz.fiction@gmail.com with the subject line “Twitter Love”

You may enter only one story, so choose your best and make it a stunner.

WHEN TO ENTER:

Submissions are open NOW until midnight, February 14th, 2012 (NZ time)

HOW YOU WIN:

All entries will be published on our website in a voting poll, which
will open as soon as possible after submissions close. Voting will be open to the public until February 29th, 2012, and the winning story will be announced no later than March 3, 2012.

So, what are you wating for? It’s only 140 characters, after all…
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Terms and Conditions
1. Only current members of SpecFicNZ are eligible to enter, excluding current committee members. Members may enter only one story each. No multiple submissions.
2. By submitting a story, you give SpecFicNZ permission to publish your story on their website as part of a voting poll. If your story wins the voting poll, you agree to allow SpecFicNZ to publish your story in any venue they see fit, with full credit to you as the author, for the purposes of promoting SpecFicNZ’s services and activities.
3. The prize for the first place story will be one copy of the book The
Complete Guide to Writing Paranormal Novels, plus postage as required. This prize is not transferable for cash. Second and third place prizes are $10NZ and $5NZ respectively.
4. In the event that there is a tie for the winning story, SpecFicNZ
reserve the right to, in the first instance, extend the voting period, and
in the second instance to choose a winner randomly from those tied for
first place.

4 comments on “Twitter Love Contest
  1. Susan says:

    Does a line break count as one space? or what?

  2. admin says:

    Susan,
    A line break shouldn’t count as a space or character.The best way to check your character count is to plug your twitter fic into Twitter and see if it fits. Another way would be to do a word count in word, which also tells you a character count if you highlight your story and click on that option.

  3. Simon says:

    Would a poem fit the bill, if it’s on-topic and within character count? ‘Cos I’ve got a poem …

  4. admin says:

    Simon,
    I think a love poem within the guidelines would be fine.

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