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Authors, it's time to start writing your August flash fiction story!

The winner will be published in one of Crystal Lake Publishing's upcoming Shallow Waters anthologies, as well as receive $20 via PayPal and an Author Spotlight on our Patreon page and in our newsletter.

Submission guidelines:
You have up to 750 words to write a flash fiction story based on the theme 'Karma is a bitch." Please submit your story in the body of an email to crystallakepub(at)gmail(dot)com. Submissions close late Sunday night. It's free to enter and you don't have to be a Crystal Lake patron.

For those not familiar with this challenge... I'll read all the submissions (normally between 20 and 50) and put the best 10 to 15 stories on the Crystal Lake Publishing Patreon page for our patrons to read and vote on. The great part is that even the popular stories that didn't win might still get published in our series of flash fiction anthologies.

If you're interested, you'll find both volumes on Amazon Kindle and Kindle Unlimited:
Shallow Waters Vol.1: http://getbook.at/SWaters1
Shallow Waters Vol.2: http://getbook.at/SWaters2

Or check out the Crystal Lake Patreon page if you're more interested in reading the stories: https://www.patreon.com/CLP
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Authors, it’s time for the September Flash Fiction Challenge!

This month’s theme is Travel Horror, so any stories taking place on planes, trains, boats and goats. Or any other medium of travel you can think of. The prize includes a $20 token payment, publication in an upcoming Shallow Waters anthology, and an Author Spotlight on the Crystal Lake Patreon page and newsletter.

Submission guidelines:
Your story must fit the theme
Must be under 1,000 words
Should be submitted in the body of an email to crystallakepub(at)gmail(dot)com
Your entry must be submitted by Thursday night (19 September) at the latest

For those not familiar with the challenge, it’s open to all authors, and you don’t have to be a Crystal Lake Patreon supporter/patron to enter. I’ll personally read the stories and choose the best stories, which I’ll then post to the Crystal Lake patrons. They’ll read and vote for a winner. And even if you don’t win, the most popular stories will be invited to one of our Shallow Waters anthologies.
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Gee Joe, even though we are Facebook friends and friends here, I've missed this the past few months. Do you have an October Challenge?

I'd love the opportunity to get involved.
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Gee Joe, even though we are Facebook friends and friends here, I've missed this the past few months. Do you have an October Challenge?

I'd love the opportunity to get involved.

Hi. Yes. Here's the info on the new challenge: https://www.patreon.com/posts/30811014
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Authors, the theme for this month's flash fiction challenge is, of course, Halloween! Check out the details here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/30811014

The winner will receive $20, publication, and an Author Spotlight.

AND for a bonus this month... Every writer who makes it to the voting round will receive a #CrystalLake2020 Lucky Draw entry.
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