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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Colors of My Soul Offers FREE Flash Fiction Contest

Most of my subscribers and visitors know that I have a list of "Accessible Contests" on my Web site. http://howtodoitfrugally.com/contests.htm. It, like most of the pages in the sections of Writers Resources has an article on contests for you two. And there are tips on every page of this extensive site.  Here is one that will soon be added to that page:

Colors of My Soul (http://www.thecolorsofmysoul.com ), an online resource dedicated to all things writing, is hosting a flash fiction contest in the second half of June. The winner will receive $150 contributed by Writer.ly  - an online marketplace that connect writers to the services and experts needed to create their books and get them sold.


Additional prizes for the winner and runner-ups are provided by

~Carolyn Howard-Johnson, the author of the multi award-winning series of HowToDoItFrugally books including the second edition honored by USA BOOK NEWS;

~Annabel Candy, Web and Blog Designer, Writer and Consultant, the author of Successful Blogging in 12 Simple Steps course.


The contest announcement with detailed guidelines will be officially published on the Colors of My Soul's website on June 17, 2013. But there are a few important details which we can share with you now:

There will not be any entry fee

• A photo prompt will be provided based on which writers will be asked to compose a work of short fiction, maximum length 500 words.

For more details about the contest check the website (http://www.thecolorsofmysoul.com) or the Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/ColorsofMySoul) on 17th June.
Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and how to books for writers including the award-winning second edition of, The Frugal Book Promoter: How to get nearly free publicity on your own or by partnering with your publisher; The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success; and Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers . The Great First Impression Book Proposal is her newest booklet for writers. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. Some of her other blogs are TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor . If your followers at Twitter would benefit from this blog post, please use the little Green widget to let them know about this blog:

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