First Chapter Writing Contest
Laughter which cannot be suppressed is catching — Mark Twain
First Chapter Writing Contest–So You Think You Can Make Me Laugh? Ha!
Contest Submission Period: April Fool’s Day-June 1st, 2013
Entry Fee: Zilch. Nada. Zippo. It’s totally free to enter!
Contest Benefits: I will provide a short critique for all submissions highlighting the good, the bad, and the ugly. This is a HUGE benefit of entering my contest. We writers crave feedback. Feedback makes us better.
Prize: The winner will receive a $25 gift card to Amazon. But wait there’s more! As the champion, your winning story, your picture, and a little blurb about YOU will be featured on my website. And I’ll talk about you in social media land.
What to submit: Your funny first chapter. True or not true or a mixture of both, it doesn’t matter as long as it’s funny. I will have a funny meter and you will receive a score as part of your critique.
What not to submit (Big No-No’s): Prose of a nasty, evil, mean-spirited, or pornographic/graphic nature.
Word Count: 1000 word max meaning do NOT exceed 1000 words.
Two Kinds of Entry formats accepted: 1. I’ll accept a video clip if you think an oral delivery will enhance the comedic nature of your work. Big risk, big potential pay-off IF YOU NAIL IT. If you don’t . . . well let’s just say you want the right kind of laughter.
2. I’ll accept your written entry as part in the body of an e-mail only. I WILL NOT OPEN attachments. Repeat after me. Terri will not open attachments.
E-mail all submissions of 1000 words or less to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t forget to include a title, your name, and your e-mail address so I can send you your critique and let you know if you’re the big winner.
Need some humor help? Well, you’ve come to the right blog. PERUSE my past postings for help. Try First Chapters are like First Dates. See post.
Ready. Set. Go! Let the funny begin!