The Bastille was stormed on July 14th. Any idea how many prisoners were freed? Or who the most (in)famous prisoner was? For my amazing mendicants, wishing to be enriched by the experience of winning our contest, it is July 15th, not 14th, of great import! That’s when our contest ends!
Final day to enter your story into our contest is July 15th, at midnight, land of the double-entundra time. (Moscow, aka the ‘Cow.)
You may enter as often as you like. Ed Coonce created and donated the trophy, but generally a prize costs about $100 to purchase, wrap and send, so your $7 entry fee has been much appreciated. And don’t forget, the winner also gets a website through PubPimp, hosted for a year!
Judging will take place after all entries have been posted, which should be by July 18th. We don’t want to flood the site with entries, so each author gets a chance for some fair feedback without competing with too many other stories at one time. We will only push the date back further if we do get swamped with last-minute entries.
I will post five finalists: three will be selected randomly, and two will be the ones I consider the best. We will create a special page to allow everyone who has left a comment or entered the contest to vote for the winner. There will be no “write-off” as we have had in the past, as I have a new contest ready to go with an amazing trophy, and we want the trains to run on time.
The winner of each contest will be asked to judge the next, as punishment for winning!