Image courtesy of University of California, Riverside
Image courtesy of University of California, Riverside

I’ve been looking at our site stats recently and was interested to find that we have reached, or are about to hit, a number of milestones. We recently passed the 300 mark in followers and are nearing the 300 mark in number of posts to the blog and we just passed 300 comments on the blog.  I’m not really one for paying a lot of attention to signs, but it seems to me that 300 is a significant number, especially when it is repeated three times.

The thing is, we wouldn’t have any of these lovely numbers without our readers. So I wanted to take a moment to say thank you. Thank you for reading, for commenting, for joining us on this wonderful journey. We have read a lot of great books, which is a treasure of its own. Better yet, we’ve met, and even become friends with, some wonderful people.

So – In honor of our readers and all those 300s, we are offering our Second Contest!!!

The prompt:

Milestones. That’s it. Just the one word. The piece can be fiction, non-fiction or poetry. No erotica. Fiction and non-fiction must be under 1200 words (that’s three sets of three hundred, in case you didn’t notice.) Poetry must have lines in a multiple of three (3, 6, 9, 12, etc. topping out at 30).

The prizes:

There are three. (Of course there are. Didn’t you notice the theme?)

First prize is a signed copy of Descent and a $20.00 restaurant gift card.

Second prize is a signed copy of Descent and a $15.00 Darden gift card.

Third Prize is a signed copy of Descent. 

All three winners will be published on The Brass Rag.

The Rules:

An author may enter only once and the entry may be published or unpublished, but cannot have been entered in a Brass Rag contest previously. (Authors who have entered previously are welcome.) Authors retain all rights to their entry but by entering, the author agrees that their entry will not be newly published in another venue between the entry date and February 1st, 2014. Entering authors further agree that, if their entry wins, it will be published by the Brass Rag at no additional cost besides the aforementioned prize. Contest entry deadline is December 31st, 2013.  Winners will be notified by January 15th and announced in that Friday’s post on the Brass Rag. Winning entries will be posted in reverse order (third, second, first prize winner) on the three consecutive Fridays following the announcement (January 24th, January 31st and February 7th).

Send entries to us at cheri@brassragpress.com. Copy and paste the entry and a short (under 60 words) bio into the body of the email. No attachments please.  Winners will be asked to send a headshot. Post any questions in the comments section of this post. Meanwhile, get your creative on and celebrate these milestones with us. Can’t wait to see what you write!

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