Launch Time for STRW FFWriting Contest and This Week At Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words



Its Launch Time for STRW FFWriMo

Last week, we told you that November was National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo as its called and gave you all the links to the contest and the details.  It goes on every November each year. Its for you or anyone who actually had the thought “hey, I wonder if I could write a story”. Write…50,000 words. In one month. Chart your progress. Meet tons of people on line just like yourself. The end goal? To complete a novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.

Well, maybe that’s daunting for some.  And for others, a tad too late to get started this year.

So last week we came up with STRW FFWriMo.  Starting today, write a Flash Fiction story.  That’s a small, no micro tale…tiny fiction.  You have until the end of November.  That’s midnight, November 30th to get your flash fiction story into us.

What is Flash Fiction? Generally speaking its any fiction under 1000 words, although even that seems to vary with definitions from 1200 to 100 words.  Its micro fiction.  Here’s a couple of articles to help you all out:

Earlier our reviewer, Paul B, read and reviewed Flight: Queer Sci Fi’s Third Annual Flash Fiction Contest (QSF Flash Fiction #2), an excellent anthology of flash fiction for science fiction lovers and those who love the short story format.  Flash Fiction, while not new, is steadily gaining in popularity and here is your chance to try your hand at writing a flash fiction story of your own and perhaps make a comment on recent events.

I would love to get a flood of stories.  Maybe enough in the future to put out a charity anthology of our own if the authors are agreeable. Its something to think about.

STRW FFWriMo Contest

What to write about?  Last week I said we would choose topics but I’m throwing that out the window based on recent events.  I’m leaving the subject matter up to each writer.  It can be contemporary, science fiction, horror, supernatural…its up to you.  It must be LGBTQIA.  And it must be Flash Fiction.  You must be over the age of 18.  Those are our only restrictions other than the time constraint.  Have your story in by midnight, November 30, EST.

Prizes: $25 Amazon gift card for the one chosen by our guest judge, and for the first 5 ppl getting in their stories $10 gift cards (their choice Amazon or Dreamspinner Press).  Rights to these stories remain with the authors.

Again here are the rules for STRW FFWriMo:

  • Can be any topic and any genre as long as its LGBTQIA.
  • Must be flash fiction (under 1000 words, presumably 300)
  • Story must be finished and into us at by midnight, November 30th EST.
  • The author must be 18 years of age or older.

So now get writing. You can do it.  Inspiration  isn’t far away these days.  I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with.  Lets hear you roar!


Now for this week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words


Sunday, November 13:

  • Launch Time for STRW FFWriMo
  • This Week AT Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Monday, November 14:

  • In the Author Spotlight with J.R. Loveless and their latest release ‘You Belong With Me’ (author interview and excerpt
  • Amy Lane on Facebook for Dogs and her release ‘Freckles’  (guest blog and giveaway) (part of Riptide’s 2016 Holiday Charity Bundle series)
  • A Barb the Zany Old Lady Release Day Review:  Freckles by Amy Lane
  • An Alisa Release Day Review: Trust and Control by Remmy Duchene
  • A Barb the  Zany Old Lady Review: Heart & Soul by Shae Connor

Tuesday, November 15:

  • Check out ‘A Chance for Us (New Vampire Justice #2)’ by Jake C. Wallace (excerpts and giveaway)
  • In the Spotlight: Blank Spaces (Toronto Connections #1) by Cass Lennox (giveaway)
  • Montana Series Recap Tour:  A Cowboy’s Home by RJ Scott (excerpt and giveaway)
  • Book Blast and Giveaway: Nobody’s Home by Dev Bentham
  • A Barb the Zany Old Lady Release Day Review: Seven-Card Stud (Wild Cards #2) by Ava Drake
  • A MelanieM Release Day Review: Seven-Card Stud (Wild Cards #2) by Ava Drake

Wednesday, November 16:

  • Remmy Duchene on Trust and Control (Dreamspinner Author Guest Blog)
  • Release Blitz – Brina Brady’s Master Cleary’s Boys
  • A Caryn Release Day Review: Andre in Flight by Laura Lascarso
  • A MelanieM Release Day Review: When the Dust Settles (Timing #3) by Mary Calmes
  • A Paul B Review: Gyrfalcon (Taking Shield #1) by Anna Butler

Thursday, November 17:

  • Double Dealing by Nicole Colville Blog Tour and Giveaway
  • Release Blitz & Review Tour – Snow & Secrets by RJ Scott writing as Rozenn Scott
  • A Lila Audiobook Review: Counterpoint (Song of the Fallen #1) by Rachel Haimowitz and Narrated by Craig Beck
  • A Paul B Review: Heart Scarab (Taking Shield #2) by Anna Butler
  • A MelanieM Review: Murder Between The Pages by Josh Lanyon

Friday, November 18:

  • Laura Lascarso on Writing and Andre in Flight (Dreamspinner Press Author Guest Blog)
  • A MelanieM Release Day Review: Snow & Secrets by RJ Scott writing as Rozenn Scott
  • An Alisa Release Day Review: Why I Love Geeks by T.A. Chase
  • A Paul B Review: Makepeace (Taking Shield #3) by Anna Butler
  • A Jeri Release Day Review: The Playmaker by Andrew Grey

Saturday, November 19:

  • In the Spotlight:Learning to Want by Tami Veldura
  • Release Blitz & Giveaway- J M Snyder’s Not Another One Hit Wonder
  • A MelanieM Review:  Not Another One Hit Wonder by J.M. Snyder
  • A Jeri Review: Double Dealing by Nicole Colville