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Enter Our Flash Fiction Contest for a Chance to

Be Published In Our Upcoming Anthology

Receive a Copy of Our Forthcoming Game Body Be Gone ™

Win CASH Prizes

Deadline October 28, 2020


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Read this section carefully. Your submission will be judged on how well it meets the requirements outlined below.

This contest is for flash fiction, which means 2,000 words or less excluding the title. Up to 20 of the submissions will be included in an anthology to be published by Tesseray Publishing and promoted in conjunction with its forthcoming card game titled Body Be Gone™.

In the game Body Be Gone™ players are cleaners, people who dispose of bodies quietly with no questions asked. There are many silly ways, places, and actions you can take to dispose of the bodies using the cards in your hand. This is a lighthearted party game – for context think Scooby Doo or the movie Clue.

The player who does the best (without getting arrested by the FBI) wins a franchise from Body Be Gone™ – a company that claims they’ve been “Mopping Up Loose Ends Since 1927”.

Yet no one knows the story behind the franchise! How did it get started? Where did it get started? Was it an accident? How did the original owners find their first customer? How did they dispose of the body?

This is where you come in. Writers of all kinds are invited to help us solve the mystery.

Write a story in 2,000 words or less about the beginning of the Body Be Gone™ franchise. It must take place in the year 1927 and be suitable to read for ages 12 and up.

Do not tell us a murder story – we don’t care!

We want to know how the body was disposed of! Remember we are known for our thorough and creative disposal methods, as well as our discretion. (Hmmm…that discretion part might be why we don’t know how we started.)

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  • Entries must be submitted online using this form by midnight October 28, 2020
  • Entries with over 2,000 words will automatically be disqualified. Your title is not included in the word count.
  • The contest will be judged blind. Entries should NOT include your name on the story itself. Judges will reference your entry by its title. Learn more about the judges.
  • Judges will use the following rubrik to score your entry:
    1. Clearly answers the question of how the Body Be Gone™ franchise was started
    2. Technically correct, which includes grammar, punctuation, and spelling
    3. Engages the reader
    4. Fits into the Body Be Gone™ world as described in the previous section
  • Based on the judges’ scores up to 20 stories will be selected for inclusion in an anthology to be published by Tesseray Publishing. Up to 10 of the stories selected for publishing will be named as semi-finalists
  • All attendees at the Body Be Gone™ Virtual Extravaganza will have a chance to vote for their favorite origin story from the semi-finalists.
  • The top three stories with the most votes will be named finalists.
  • Tesseray Publishing will select the winner from the top three finalists.

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Grand Prize
$150 Cash Prize
One Copy of Origin Stories Anthology
One Copy of the Body Be Gone™ Game

Top 10 Stories
$25 Cash Prize
One Copy of Origin Stories Anthology

All Finalists Included In Anthology
One Copy of Origin Stories Anthology

Coupon code for a discounted ticket to attend the virtual launch of Body Be Gone™ on November 12, 2020.

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This is a summary. Please read complete rules here.

  • Only one submission per person.
  • Must be suitable for ages 12 and over.
  • No longer than 2,000 words, not including the title.
  • Entries must be submitted as either a Word doc or PDF.
  • Open to non-US countries however all stories must be in English.
  • You must be 15 or older to enter. If you are under 18 your parent or guardian will be required to sign your submission form and any additional rights transfer prior to receiving any prize.
  • The story must be fiction.
  • You must be the author.
  • The story must not have been previously published.
  • The deadline is midnight on October 28, 2020.

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All entries must be either a Word Document or PDF

Submissions are closed.

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