Tuesday, December 21, 2010

New Fictional International Story Competition

From the Margaret Fuzz dedication website.

"Margaret Fuzz was a tryer - a mediocre writer with questionable levels of talent, but huge attention to detail and enthusiasm when it came to entering competitions. Her entry cheques never bounced and she was known to all competition judges as one of the best for adhering to submission guidelines - she never won anything - the closest she came was with this piece of flash fiction - which will illustrate how far from ever winning anything she really was:

I dreamed I was a fish, and then I dreamt I couldn't swim, and then I woke up in a lather of sweat.

Entry Guidelines:

Competition is open to all male writers who have 12 or more pairs of shoes, and female writers who have hair long enough to plait.
The story must be exactly 1054 words long, with 3 words in the title (with no more than 7 vowels in those 3 words)
The entry should be double spaced, except for page two which should contain 5 paragraphs which alternate between single and double spaced-ness.
The word Orange should appear 5 times in the story - each time in a completely different context.
You must include 5 main characters and let us know their star-signs which should also be made relevant to the pace of the story but not the plot.

Send entries to MargaretFuzz@yahoo.gmail.com - along with details of where you plan to leave the prize money in a plastic bag for the organisers to pick up"

Sounds like an interesting one!


120 Socks said...

That's an unusual one alright!Is it free entry?

Niamh B said...

Hard to know socks, but they do want you to leave the prize money somewhere, so I guess maybe not!


Totalfeckineejit said...

There are sixteen ways to skin an albatross, but this isn't one of them.
Ps second-hand bantam eggs for sale,slight wear and tear, but good overall condition, apply in writing to the address.

Niamh B said...

I'll take 27 and a half!!

Peter Goulding said...

I have 2 pairs of shoes. This competition is shoe-ist.
I thought that story was terrific. Did you make it up yourself Niamh?

Niamh B said...

If only I could have written something so... so...
No I didn't write it
Those are tough guidelines to fit into ain't they tho? Must mean it's a really good competition - maybe you could go and buy some cheap pomps?!