You all know by now just how much pleasure I get from supporting my fellow authors.
It’s been quite a while since I came up with a contest here, and I do hope this one proves to be both challenging and entertaining.
I think it will be interesting for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is discovering just how diversely readers interpret what they read.
Just how perceptive are you?
So … what is this contest about?
The contest works in two parts.
PART 1. I need authors to contribute a previously unpublished short story of 500 words or less in any genre of their choice. Please include the title … and for my information and judging purposes only your name and indentifying gender.
Your short story will only be identified to the readers by a number allocated by myself. Your gender will not be revealed until after all votes have been counted.
In the subject line please write, “Submission for What is the Gender of this Author?”
SUBMISSIONS To be sent to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The author who has the least number of people correctly guessing their gender will have a featured article here on my blog, of any work of their choosing, the week immediately after the votes are calculated.
I only need three submissions each week to make the vote viable.
PART 2. Join in the voting process! If you haven’t contributed a story that week, please join in the fun and the challenge of identifying the gender that his author identifies as.
I will conduct a POLL to make voting easily accessible.
Those of you who wish to caste a vote will have a full week to read the entries and vote after the submissions go live.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts, folks!