Lascaux Flash 2012

Submissions open in . . .



On behalf of the editors at The Lascaux Review, welcome to the first annual Lascaux Flash Fiction Contest!

The Rules:

Using the photo prompt below, compose a work of short fiction, maximum length 250 words. The prompt is for inspiration only; entries will not be judged on how well they relate to it. Title is not included in the word count.


One entry per person. Submissions open at noon U.S. eastern time on 8 September and close two weeks later, at midnight on 22 September (the Autumnal Equinox). Email your submission as an attached Word document (preferred), or in the body of the email, to

lascauxflash@gmail.com

All entries should look like this:

The Title of Your Story

by Your Name

Story begins, single spaced, with a blank line between paragraphs, and no unconventional formatting . . .


We will post entries on this site in the order they arrive. If you wish to contribute a story but do not want to compete for the prize, declare so in your submission. We’ll treat you as a guest writer.

Contest participants grant Lascaux the right to publish their entries. Authors retain copyright of their work. The editors and advisory board of The Lascaux Review will collectively select finalists and a winner, all of whom will be announced simultaneously as soon as decisions are made.

The winner receives $250 (a dollar a word) as well as the virtual medal depicted here, along with the right to display it on his or her online venues. The winning entry will be published in The Lascaux Review.


Comments will be open for each entry. Readers and contestants alike are invited and encouraged to comment supportively and constructively.

Please spread the word. About the contest as well as the Review. It's pronounced lass-CO. We're new, but we're here to stay.

39 comments:

Wendy said...

I cannot wait to see all the talented people and read some great new stories!

Michelle H. said...

Thanks for hosting such as great contest for writers!

jennifer zobair said...

I have a feeling that gorgeous photo will inspire some great work. I look forward to all the entries, both from the prompt and otherwise!

Mark said...

I've now written my entry, and I'm looking forward to submitting it.

Wendy said...

Super cool, Mark. The hardest part of this contest so far is waiting for submissions to open!

Madeleine Maddocks said...

Oh wow exciting!
Mulling over the promt and my flash story now.

fairyhedgehog said...

This looks like a great competition. I'm guessing the standard of entries will be high!

Wendy said...

Madeleine, can't wait to see what you come up with!

Wendy said...

Fairyhedgehog -- should be a wonderful couple of weeks of reading.

Angel said...

I think I'll try my hand at it again...
:P

Sarah Hina said...

You guys are amazing.

Can't wait to see what the prompt and prize inspire.

JB Lacaden said...

Just finished the 1st draft of my entry. Still not sure though if it'll be the one I'll be submitting. The 8th of September's still far off. haha!

laughingwolf said...

ooops... needs must get cracking! ;)

Yolanda Renee said...

Who could resist?

Wendy said...

Angel, thanks for participating!

Sarah, it's going to be exciting. I can't wait either!

JB, laughingwolf, and Yolanda -- glad to see you joining in!

Dominic de Mattos said...

Hi Wendy - Awesome! My mind is buzzing with ideas right now! Looking forward to working on this one :D

*Waves to Madeleine* Nice to see some old friends :)

Wendy said...

Dominic, welcome aboard. Bring some more friends!

Dominic de Mattos said...

Hey Wendy - I was just writing a blog post to advertise this flash fiction competition and I wanted to check whether it was OK to display the picture and the winners medal on my blog with links back to this blog?

Wendy said...

Dominic, that would be fine. We appreciate your efforts to invite others to come check out Lascaux Flash!

Dominic de Mattos said...

Thanks Wendy and thanks for visiting. Madeleine pointed out that posting the winners medal might be a bit misleading so I slapped a "SAMPLE" across it! I noted Madeleine is also linking to the competition from her blog. We'll get the message out there!

Madeleine Maddocks said...

Hi Dom and thanks Wendy. I have you on my sidebar...

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Wendy,

Nice to meet you. I hopped over from Madeleine's site. This is awesome. I LOVE flash fiction and the colors a motion of this pic is totally inspiring. I can't wait to write and submit my submission.

Anonymous said...

I'm looking forward to it.

Alison DeLuca said...

This is very exciting. I cannot wait to submit and read the other entries. Thanks for running the contest!

ColorFilled said...

Wow! That picture is so wonderfully colorful, it will inspire some colorful writings.

Susan Kane said...

The picture is intriguing. Look forward to thinking and/or writing about it.

strugglingwriter said...

Exciting indeed. I'm in :)

Wendy said...

It's almost time!!! Can't wait!

Anjali said...

I'm putting the final touches on my entry-- my first attempt at flash fiction! I can't wait to read the others. It's such an inspiring picture.

Christy Luis said...

Thanks for hosting this contest! I posted a link to it on my blog a couple weeks ago to spread the word. Now I just have to wait...less than two hours! :)

Aniket Thakkar said...

I just hope Sarah is a "guest" author... otherwise just give her the $250 already.

Are the entries going to be posted as they come, or after 22nd Sept.?

This is going to be awesome.

Sania Heba said...

I posted a shout-out on my blog as well. Can't wait for all the great entries!

Wendy said...

A suggestion for those of you who might be entering and/or commenting on entries...

It's nice if other people have a way to go see your blog or web site. Some of you who have been commenting use G+ as your ID which goes to your G+ page instead of your blog. Which is fine if that's not a dead-end.

I, personally, have a G+ account but never use it so I don't really add anyone to my circles so I can't see more about them and that creates a dead-end.

Just bear that in mind if you want to possibly make some new friends during the contest. Make it easy for people to read more of your writing. You could be making new fans and friends right at this very moment!

JB Lacaden said...

Just emailed you my entry, Wendy. :)

Catvibe said...

Wow, so excited to read all the stories that my photo may have inspired. Super cool! And thanks for choosing my photo as your prompt, by the way. It's an honor!! I have a show coming up this weekend in which I will be hawking a large metal print of that image. That show is taking up every cent of my time, so I'm very glad for the generous entry period because I want to write one too!! Thanks for having this contest, gang o the word!

Precie said...

Cat--oh, cool, that's one of yours?! It's fascinating and clearly inspiring! And a metal print of that image? I'm intrigued.

conboyhillfiction said...

Really like the idea of a metal print of that image - hope it sells, if that's what the show is about :)

Angie Ledbetter said...

Typing fingers itching. Cool contest!

Catvibe said...

@precie, yes it looks great on metal and as a metal paper print as well! The metallic makes it just that much edgier. Looks super cool!