The voting results of the Halloween Writing Contest are in. Following are links to all the submissions in order of how they placed in the contest. The winner has been sent an e-mail in regards to the cash prize. Thanks to all participants.
Winner: http://sfbay.craigslist.org/forums/?ID=173330075 (37 pts)
The original contest guidelines were these:
The winner will receive $20 via the U.S. Postal Service. The prize will be mailed on November 1, 2010.
The contest has a ‘character’ limit; not a ‘word’ limit, but a character limit. Maximum characters: 2,400. (2,400 characters is the number of letters and spaces that will fit on one single posting on the Craigslist Writer’s Forum).
The poem or short story receiving the highest number of points wins.
The Three Rules:
1. Poets and writers must use the ‘alliteration technique’ in constructing submissions.
(This procedure is used by starting three or more words with the same sound. An example of this would be ‘The crazy crackling crops.’ )
Alliteration is great style for horror writings–
2. All submissions must be posted between October 29th and October 30th on the Craigslist Writer’s Forum and posted under the heading “A Charlie Taylor Halloween”.
3. All poems and short stories must include the subject of bed bugs within the context.