Why are you all sitting around watching the boob-tube when you could be writing the Great American 1,200 word story?

Are you a writer? Do you know someone who is? Well, this is your lucky day!

The Dark Globe, the same folks that sponsored the Fun and Fantastic February Fotography (Photography, for those of you who aren’t into forced alliteration) Contest, has just announced a contest for writers. Click here to get the scoop from the original source, because all great writers know not to rely on hearsay accounts from sketchy bloggers–even if the sketchy blogger in question (me) is one of the judges.

Oh, don’t look so shocked. I’m probably a better judge of writing than I am of photographs. Probably. We’ll see, now, won’t we?

I didn't do so badly judging this contest. I believe my judgement is improving all the time.

Here are the facts…just the facts (well, maybe a bit of editorializing):

  1. The contest is called The Dark Globe Create a World Writing Contestwhich suggests to me that the written piece you (or someone you know) submits should bring the reader into a world of your creation. This is admittedly vague, but vague is good in this case because creative freedom doesn’t blossom in cement, which is rarely vague. (I bet you’re already thrilled that I’m going to judge these submissions.)
  2. All genres are welcome, but the submissions can’t be any longer than 1,200 words. If you can’t create a world in 1,200 words, then you’re not trying hard enough.
  3. The submissions begin on April 1 and end on April 15, so you have a little time to procrastinate, but not much.
  4. All submissions and questions must be directed to Dark Globe’s site because I don’t really know what I’m talking about.

So, please consider this opportunity to get your writing talent showcased right here on WordPress in this innovative contest. If you’re not interested or up to it (which I completely understand–um, judges can’t submit their work–wink, wink), please pass this announcement along to writer/bloggers who you think might be interested.

I'd get cracking if I were you. Looks like the competition is going to be stiff. Look at her. I bet the world she creates will be naughty.