These terms cover Flash Fiction Summer Extravaganza (“Contest.”) There is no purchase necessary. To enter, authors submit a flash fiction story (“Story”) to (“Website”) using the Website’s ‘Contact Us’ form.  The Website will select one winning entry (“Winner”) during each contest.

Submission Requirements

You must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia to enter the Contest.  The Contest is void where prohibited by law or otherwise restricted. The Contest is not open to employees of Silver Beacon Marketing or their immediate family members  or Readers Lane contributors.

Any qualifying author may submit one (1) entry for each contest.  All entries of an individual submitting more than one story will be disqualified.  Previously submitted entries that have not won may be resubmitted.

A Story submission must be at least 300 words, but no more than 700 words and written in the English language.  Story submission should depict a complete narrative with characters, conflict, and a resolution.

Two Contests will be held each month. The first Contest will begin at 12:00 pm. Eastern time on July 1, 2014.  All entries for the first Contest must be received by 12:00 p.m. Eastern time on July 14, 2014.  The second Contest will begin at the same time on July 15, 2014 and submissions will end on July 31, 2014.

Contest submission times will continue to follow the schedule of the month’s first through 14th days and 15th through final days at 12:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Winning stories will be published on the earliest Saturday following the notification of the winner. A single winner will be chosen by at its discretion.  The Website’s verdict is final and not subject to arbitration, mediation, or disclosure of its process.

By submitting an entry to the Contest, you affirm that the entry is your own original work and that you own the rights to submit this work to the Contest.  You agree to indemnify the Website and its owners from any and all claims of plagiarism or copyright infringement. Should Website management receive an infringement claim, any information about your entry, including data about the computer used to submit the entry will be provided to civil and law enforcement authorities at our discretion.

Winning Entry Recognition

By submitting an Entry, you agree that it may be published on the Website with a photograph representing your likeness and a biography of approximately 100 words. As an additional incentive for Contest winners,  the Website will link to a biographical or literary website representing the author’s work.

All authors own the rights to their work. By submitting a Contest Entry, authors grant Silver Beacon Marketing a permanent and irrevocable license to reprint this work in any form, including digital media.

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