Monday, August 10, 2015

Circle C Milestones Contest from Kregel Publications

Circle C Milestones Mini-Writing Contest Launches Today!

Each entrant must write a short response (100 words or less) to this prompt:

I walked into the backyard and there stood the horse of my dreams. The first thing my new horse and I did was . . .

 

To enter the contest and submit your imaginative response 

Click WRITING CONTEST.

Follow steps 1, 2, and 3 on the contest site. Good luck and have fun! 

Check out these great prizes by going HERE.

 

42 comments:

  1. How do I get my story to you?

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    1. Click on the link and follow the instructions. :-)

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  2. Yay!!! So exciting!!! :D

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  3. This looks fun, but I'm a little confused. Are we supposed to be writing about ourselves getting a horse (and if so, does it have to be at all accurate to real life/where we live) or Andi or someone else? And what date do the entries have to be submitted by?
    Thanks Mrs. M!

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    1. Click on the link and follow the instructions. MAKE IT UP. It's less than 100 words.
      Dates are posted. FOLLOW THE STEPS. Don't make this too hard on yourself. :-)

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  4. I'm done! (of course, I might revise it). This was so much fun! My little siblings are doing it too ( :

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    1. I am glad it was FUN. That's the most important thing. :-)

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  5. So does the 100 word count count the opening sentence?

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  6. No. I won't count it. I forgot to ask my publisher that question. But I don't think it will be rejected by the entry form if it is a few words more or less.

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    1. How many more than 100?

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    2. Well, I suppose you could count the words in the prompt. :-)

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    3. Ok, so I have exactly 100 words not counting the prompt...:)

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  7. I just entered, but I didn't know you had to use the opening sentence. Is it required and if it is can I please resubmit?

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    1. Does it say the opening prompt is required? If not, don't worry about it. :-)
      I have no idea how you would resubmit, since this is not on my site, nor do I have access to the site. I will have no idea how many are entering, etc., until the contest is over.
      I am sure it will be fine, Lauren!

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    2. No, it didn't say that, so it is most likely not required. :) Thanks for doing this contest!

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    3. so we dont have to use the opening sentence?

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    4. I guess not, as long as there's nothing on the website that says so...

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    5. but it says too.....

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  8. How are the winners selected? Is it random, or is it based on skill and story-line?

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    1. Oh yeah, and if it is not random, who is doing the judging, you or your publisher?

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    2. I think you should go back to the contest site and read each "step" thoroughly. All of your questions are answered on the contest site. :-)

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    3. Oh, yeah :P sorry about that!

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  9. Oh dear, I'm not allowed to enter :( I'm not from the US!

    I'll just read the stories that you guys come up with instead :D

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    1. Oh, I didn't know that. I guess I never read the fine print either. LOL
      My publisher put it together, so it's their rules, I suppose. It would be rather burdensome to mail those prizes internationally. I'm sorry!

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  10. I entered! :) It was lots of fun!

    ~Lydia!~ <3

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  11. I entered too. It is fun!!! I don't know if I can wait 'till the 31.

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  12. How long does this last?

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    1. All the dates and stuff are on the contest site. :-)

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    2. If I win this contest will still be able to enter your writing contest?

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    3. Of course! They are totally separate.

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    4. Okey. I'm glad, because this year i was actually going to enter. :)

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  13. Mrs. M, I'm still not sure if you are supposed to write about yourself or someone else or Andi. Does it not really matter?

    ~Libby

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    1. Well, the prompt says "you" so make up something about you and your new horse. :-)
      At least, that is how I would interpret the prompt if I were responding.

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  14. Mrs M, can we put a picture of the horse with our entry?

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    1. I have no idea how the entry form will accept pictures. This is not MY contest. this is my publisher's. I'm just going along for the ride. :-)

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  15. Do you have actually use the prompt in your story, or can you write it based of the prompt, but not using it in the story?
    Thank you,
    Hannah M.

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    1. I'm not sure. l dont think you have to use the actual wording . . . I suppose they should have made that clearer.

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  16. I'm just about to submit mine, but I'm 19 words over including the prompt sentences. Is that ok?

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Let Andi know what you think!