Because I’m new at this whole contest business, I’ve been figuring it out as I went along. As a result, I’ve posted hints along the way. Since those who were quick to send in their entries weren’t able to benefit from these hints, I’m changing things up a bit.
To be fair, anyone who has already submitted their entry up until this is posted may re-submit.
Since a large portion of the entries went over one page, I re-evaluated the situation and decided one page may not have been a reasonable request. Sure, agents and editors may judge a story by its first paragraph, but I’d rather make everyone more comfortable. You now have the choice. The entry may be BETWEEN ONE AND TWO PAGES DOUBLE SPACED, BUT NO MORE. Anything over two pages will not be read.
Here’s how I’m going to read the entries. I’ll copy and paste from the e-mail into Microsoft Word. If the font isn’t Times New Roman, 12 pt, I’ll change it to that. If it’s not double spaced, I’ll modify it. Once the entry is formatted correctly, anything beyond two pages will NOT be read.
Please read all the contest information including the hints in the other posts. I’ll update the rules there so they match what I have in this post, but the hints will only be in Monday and Tuesday’s posts.
If you are re-submitting, please make that clear in the subject line.
Remember the deadline is midnight tonight, but as long as it’s in my inbox before I get up, it’ll count.