Of Poseidon by Anna Banks: Mermaid Writing Contest

Posted June 4, 2012 by Sara 10 Comments

All this month, we’re taking a splash with Of Poseidon by Anna Banks, our June Book of the Month! And to really kick off this celebration, we’re offering a fantastic mermaid writing contest!

The Contest:

Write your own piece of flash fiction about mermaids & life under the sea! It can be funny, dramatic, romantic, dark & sinister, realistic, or anything you can dream up.

Submit your original mermaid story using the Novel Novice Of Poseidon Writing Contest Entry Form.

Please remember to use proper grammar & spelling. Entries should be between 250-500 words. (No longer, please! If you’d prefer, you may submit an excerpt from a longer story.)

The Prize:

One (1) winner will receive a copy of Of Poseidon, plus a bookmark and a Fierce Reads temporary tattoo from Macmillan.

The Rules:

  • One entry per person
  • Use the entry form
  • U.S. only
  • Use proper grammar & spelling
  • Entries should be 250-500 words in length

The Deadline:

All entries are due by midnight (PT) on Saturday, June 30th.

Questions? Leave ’em in the comments & we’ll reply!


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10 responses to “Of Poseidon by Anna Banks: Mermaid Writing Contest

  1. I entered! That was fun! I put the HTML code for italics around one line since I couldn’t copy italics to the form, hopefully that doesn’t mess anything up?

  2. Shadows

    I didn’t know Novel Novice was running this contest! 🙂 Totally entering. Looks like I have some writing to do! 😀

  3. Shadows

    Entering now! 😀 Question: if I write another story, can I enter more than once? This prompt has just gotten my writing juices flowing!
    Note (this is in the entry, as well): anything enclosed in slashes (/like this/) should be italic.
    By the way, I’m TwilightFreak#1. Just changed my pen name.
    When will the results of the contest be released? When will the next writing prompt be announced?

    • Sara | Novel Novice

      If you read above, it states you may only enter once. We’ll announce the winners as soon as we can, but we can never give you a specific time frame. We host writing contests at least once per month.

      • Shadows

        Okay. I have a habit of missing the obvious – in that case, I guess I just have to wait and see how that entry does. 🙂 Thanks!

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