Full details are here, but the rules couldn’t be simpler.
Find your own personalised book title from any of the 3 title generators (Chick-Lit, Crime Thriller or Literary Fiction), and use that title for inspiration to write 500 words in the corresponding genre.
It is imperative that you have some fun with it, and take the opportunity to mess around with style and prose, to be as ridiculous as you like.
There’s an Amazon voucher up for grabs, which, if you’re not a fan of books, would even be enough to buy you a pair of shoes, or one of those other really bizarre things available on Amazon which make you go “Wait a minute. What?!”
E-mail your entry or entries to tarasparlingwrites (at) gmail (dot) com, any hour of the day or night. E-mails don’t wake me up. Although I do sometimes think about them when falling asleep.
I’ve been playing around with genre myself lately, wondering what best-loved fairy tales would be like if they were written by people who write
1) Annual Reports
2) Press Releases
3) Corporate Guff In General
So far, it’s led to some interesting insights into the economics of Cinderella. More on that soon.