Well, I haven't received a single entry; so I can only assume that it is a busy time and I should not have made this contest so rushed. So here's the deal: I AM EXTENDING THE ENTRY DEADLINE TO DECEMBER 31, 2011! :)
HERE ARE ALL THE OTHER DETAILS (reposted from original):
Whether you are Muslim, Mormon, Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Atheist, Buddhist, Anarchist, or anything else: I believe we all believe in making the world a better place. At least I do, so in honor of the holiday season (and to see if I can drum up any more readers!) I am hosting a contest! :)
It will be very simple. I want to read your most original, scary or uplifting holiday story (I like both, so since this is my contest - I figure I'll make you write what I like to read!). Now, notice I didn't say "Christmas"; it can be ANY holiday you celebrate! It does NOT have to be a holiday that occurs in winter months. The entry can be no more than 500 words.
I do not know how to do the wonderful "Linky Lists" like Rachel Harrie over at Rach Writes did during the Campaigner Challenge, so here are the requirements:
1. Post your story on your blog
2. Mention my blog and this contest within that post
3. Comment here that you have posted and link back to the SPECIFIC post
4. "Follow" my blog! :)
That's it! What you can win is some pretty cool stuff.
First place: $25.00 Amazon Gift Card
Second place: A beautiful E-Reader cozy (that I will purchase from the fantabulous ZiziRho Designs, your choice!)
Third place: A leather writing journal
All entries MUST be posted by Saturday, December 31, 2011. I will have the three winners posted on my blog by Thursday, January 5, 2011. How am I going to pick the top three, you may ask.
I am going to pick the top ten (that is, if I get more than ten entries!) and then...well, you see I have a mother that does nothing but sit and read, constantly; so I've enlisted her to be my judge. She has no qualifications other than spending every dime she gets her hands on - toward more books! I'll be submitting the top ten stories to her, anonymously, and she will pick her three favorites. ;)
I hope those of you that read this blog regularly will find this fun, and I hope that I can reach 100 readers by the word getting out there about this contest.
Thank you to Michael Offutt, Sarah Pearson, Alex J. Cavanaugh, and Angela Brown for their amazing support! :)