If you haven't sent me a link to your story yet, you have until noon EST on September 8 to submit the link. From the applicants, ten authors will each receive an invitation to submit an original short crime fic (<2500 words) for a chance at winning one of the three cash prizes: $25, $15, and $10. Those ten 'invited' short stories will be judged by a panel of three: author Dave Zeltserman (Pariah, Small Crimes), ezine publisher Aldo Calcagno of Powder Burn Flash, and me.
Here's a running list of participants so far, in the order they were submitted:
Michael J. Solender: Blood Brothers
Keith Rawson: Memory Lane
Chad Eagleton: Sunset Blonde at the Salton Sea
Cormac Brown: Bitch
Libby Cudmore: Unplanned
Naomi Johnson: The Freudian Slip
Mike Wilkerson: King Simms
Kieran Shea: Koko Takes a Holiday
Jimmy Callaway: Nailed Up With Fudgsicles
BV Lawson: But For the Grace of God
The e-zines represented thus far include: A Twist of Noir; Pulp Pusher; Powder Burn Flash; Thrillers, Killers 'n' Chillers; and Plots With Ray Guns!. Kudos to the good folks running the e-zines. Without them, I couldn't get away with this crazy invitational idea.
Not got your story link submitted yet? You still have until September 8, but don't wait until I get eye strain.