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Contests: Ghost Stories and Shock Your Mama

By Gillespie and Queen

Ghost Stories

The Piker Press in-house contest for October. Send in your chilling tales of things that go bump in the night, Fiction or non-fiction, 500-10,000 words in length. Deadline Wednesday, October 27, 2004. Winners will be announced in the October 30, 2004 issue of the Press. The first place entry will appear as the October 30 cover story. Other winning entries will appear throughout the November issues of the Press.

Direct entries and/or questions to contest@filthypikers.com.


Shock Your Mama Humor Competition

This quarterly contest is offered to help discover and publish new humorists and to provide an outlet for previously published writers. This contest is open to any writer. There are two categories: poetry and prose. Poetry must be 100 lines or less and can be a parody of a popular poem. Prose must be super-short, 1000 words or less, and can be either fiction or nonfiction.

Entry fee is $5.00 for one story or three poems. Deadlines are March 1st, June 1st, September 1st and December 1st. The top winner in each category receives $25.00 and is published online in an anthology. Two honorable mentions receive no prize but will also be published.

They want, "edgy, witty, sarcastic, really funny stuff." The prize money may not be much, but wouldn't it be great to tell people you won the "Shock Your Mama Humor Competition?" For more information, check out their web page at www.shockyourmama.com.

-- KG

Article © Gillespie and Queen. All rights reserved.
Published on 2004-09-18
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