I was so excited to sign in today and see that there are 28 people signed up for the A to Z Visitors Blog Hop! Yay! I hope everyone who has signed up has found some great blogs.
Speaking of blog hops, there is a blog fest going on this Friday, June 24, which you can sign up for over at Elizabeth Mueller's blog. It's a one-day thing, where you answer questions about your main character. Sounds interesting!
I don't think I've mentioned this yet, but I agreed to be the Flash Fiction Chair for my Pen Women group this next year. I'm not sure what I was thinking, as I already have too much on my plate, but it should be fun. Expect me to pick your brains over the next few months, as my experience with flash fiction is extremely limited, and I'm hoping to liven it up a bit and get more entries than we did this last year. I will definitely post about it on here when the contest has opened up. We have a fun prompt this year, that I think can be translated in all kinds of ways.
For now, I wanted to ask about what prize makes a writing contest, whether flash fiction or otherwise, worth the time and effort to enter. Are you more interested in the cash prize, publication, the prompt or getting your name out there? What typically turns you off about contests? I am rather limited on changes I can make to this particular contest, because the national organization is fairly strict on certain things, but I will do my best to make this contest something worthwhile that people will enjoy participating in. I'd love any feedback you can give me on your expectations for a flash fiction contest.