It's been a busy week for me and I guess it's going to be a busy weekend as well. I wanted to bring an important announcement to your attention. A contest!! (do I hear those "hallelujah's" and "praise-the-lord's"??)
The contest is being hosted by Nicole White over at "The Pen and Parchment". Inspired by C.S. Lewis's writing, Nicole has been led to become an author (her current work, on its way to publishing, is called "Song of the Daystar"). In honour of C.S. Lewis, Nicole has created a short-story contest. The prize? You'll get your short story (and your blog too, if you want) advertised on Nicole's blog. She'll dedicate a separate page to "show off" the glory of your tale...if you win ;) Have I stirred up your curiosity yet? If so, please check out these rules for the contest (taken directly from "The Pen and Parchment: In Honour of C.S. Lewis: a short story contest":
Now folks, you might complain that you're busy writing your own book...or perhaps you've got so much on the go you can't even clean your own room. I believe in team spirit :) Even if your composition is 1000 words... or even 500 (let's hope not), I strongly recommend that you hand in a little something to this contest so as to support our aspiring author! Give it a little thought (and if you're truly lazy, go dig through your archives and find something you've written before to submit).
1) The work should be no longer than 5k
2) It should use some form of mythology, since Lewis, as I learned, was a professor of mythology and used it in his writings.
3) It should have some sort of underlying allegorical theme (preferably Christian)
4) Submissions start May 1rst (that should give us all some time). All submissions must be sent in by the deadline of May 31rst. (if for some reason you can’t get the story to me by then, there will be a mercy deadline of June 1rst) Polls for judging will open June 5th and close on June 30th.
Are you up for the contest? Are you willing to risk the flames? Will...you...write?
Thanks for your patience! As a participant in this contest, myself, I will meet you at the Round Table. (uhh...or was that the Stone Table??)
:P God Bless!