Some five sentence fiction and competition link…
Sometimes they are yellow, sometimes just blue. I used to love putting on makeup to look my best, now it’s worn for another reason. Last night some came up deep purple. So many factors influence the colours. My body shows different shades of pain, just depends on how hard he hits.
This story came out of a prompt, one word: Purple. I expanded this story into a 2,000 word piece that ended up being listed in the Penguin Ireland/RTE Guide Short Story Competition 2013.
Competitions are worth entering, gets your work out there. Regarding entry fees: check the prize and see if the entry fee is worth it. Also, check if there is a long list/short list. Then make your decision on which ones are worth your work.
While we are on the subject of writing competitions check out http://ladynicci.com/writing/seven-writing-competitions-you-should-enter-in-2016/
Nicola has done a fantastic job of compiling a list of:
Seven writing competitions you should enter in 2016
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Let me know your opinions of competitions and if you have any links to share, please do.