2013 Feb 18 Characters Wanted: Enter Our Short Story Contest
We've said it before and we will continue to say it: Beijing is a town of writers. OK, maybe it's a town of wannabe writers (save your comments about the wannabes that comprise our editorial team for later), but we're happy to give you the opportunity to get your stuff out there. In the spirit of last year's Beijing In Six Words contest, we are back with a new short story contest, which we're running in collaboration with The Bookworm Literary Festival (March 8-22).
Beijing Stories is what we are calling it. (Well, actually its hashtag is #BJS for you Twitter and weibo entrants.) We've been inspired by a number of things: the Very Short Stories panelists at the upcoming Bookworm Literary Festival, the very idea of Flash Fiction and this very famous example from Hemingway:
"For sale: baby shoes, never worn."
Feeling suitably inspired? So what else do you need to know?
- You have 140 characters to play with. Whatever you can fit inside that maximum limit is kosher.
- Your stories must be about Beijing. We'll leave you to work out how much Beijing that means to you but you'll need to be able to argue your case, my friend.
- You can submit them: in the comments section of this blog post (and any subsequent Beijing Stories posts), by email, on Twitter (@thebeijinger) and on our Weibo (@the_beijinger)
- You can enter as many times as you want but you can only win one prize.
- The top three, as decided by ourselves and our friends at the BLF, will win prizes from the BLF
- The closing date for entries is midnight on March 7, 2013