BWI Flash Fiction – February 2020

The theme this month is PROGNOSIS, and you have up to 333 words to use, NOT including the title.

The competition closes at 11.59pm on Monday 17 February. Voting will open shortly after, and will close at 11.59pm on Sunday 23 February. The winner will be announced at the Members’ Night at The Bunch of Grapes Hotel in Ballarat on Wednesday 26 February.

Conditions of entry

Your entry must be sent as an attachment to an email file. In the email, make sure to include your name, the title of your entry, and its word count, not including any words in the title.

Make sure of: –

  1. 12 point, Times New Roman font.
  2. Single line spacing.
  3. A title.
  4. Submitted as a word.doc, or .docx file, (PDF files lose all formatting in their transition) If you use PAGES on a Mac then you can still save the document as a .docx file, or you can download WORD for Mac (I think WORD is best, but that’s just me).
  5. Being a current member of Ballarat Writers.
  6. One entry per member.

Just one word too many, double spacing, or the wrong font, or font size et cetera, will invalidate your entry.

Attention to detail is essential for a writer. When all things are equal, attention to detail will win or lose an editor, or a competition.

Judging will include popularity, and attention to spelling, syntax, capitalisation, punctuation, grammar, and misuse of similar sounding words including ‘there’, and ‘their’, and may be moderated by non-entering member reader/s.

Use of F7, GRAMMARLY, or PROWRITINGAID will obviate many basic errors. Call me if you need assistance with any of these, on 0409023919.

Submit entries to: competitions@ballaratwriters.com

Happy writing

Phil

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