Monday, November 02, 2009

First Friday fiction contest returns!

With a nudge from Bev Robertson (@BirdingBev) and Behind the Bins/Murmuring Trees, WildBird on the Fly welcomes the return of First Friday, a fiction contest for birders!

Bev earned top honors twice -- and you can see why here and here -- as did Clare Kines of The House and Other Arctic Musings (his winning stories appear here and here).

Here's how First Friday works:
* You write a 500-word piece of fiction.
* The story includes four elements: a setting, a character or characters, a conflict and a resolution.

* It deals with birds, birders and/or birding.
* The story does not anthropomorphize birds.

* You send your wordsmithery to before 5 p.m. PST on the first Thursday of the month, and you include your mailing address.

* I post the winning entry on Friday.
* The winner receives a recently published birding book.

With two or more entries on Thursday, we'll have a contest and a winner. I hope that you'll participate and share the news! Good luck!

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Blogger Clare said...

Happy to see First Friday return Amy. It is an excellent writing exercise, and a fun way to challenge oneself.

November 02, 2009 11:56 AM  
Blogger Bevson said...

I am so glad you decided to bring First Friday back. I'm anxiously waiting to read the winning entry. Clare is right it is an excellent writing exercise and fun to boot.

November 04, 2009 5:49 PM  

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