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Tiger 48 hour mystery writing contest is slated for March 2004.
March 2004 Contest Rules
This mystery contest will start at 5:00 pm ET, Friday, March 19, 2004 and
conclude at 5:00 pm ET, Sunday, March 21, 2004. Pre-registration is not
required, and there is no entry fee.
The topic & word limit will be posted at start time at Just the Place for a
Snark. The word limit will be no shorter than 300, and no longer than 2500
words. Stories must fall within the word range announced at the contest
All entries must be composed within the contest time frame and e-mailed to
threecheers04[at]toasted-cheese.com by 5:00 pm ET, Sunday, March 21 2004.
Late entries, entries that do not conform to contest guidelines, and entries
sent to any address other than threecheers04[at]toasted-cheese.com will be
disqualified. Toasted Cheese and its staff are not responsible for any
electronic transmission problems.
Copy and paste your entry to the body of an e-mail (No attachments, please!
They will be disqualified and unread). Make sure to leave a blank line
between paragraphs. In addition: Give your story a title. Place your name,
address, phone number, e-mail address, and word count after your story. Your
subject line must read: "Three Cheers and a Tiger Contest Entry".
Entries will be blind-judged by Bellman and Bonnets. The judges' decision is
final. Winners will be announced by April 30, 2004.
The top three stories will be published in the June 2004 issue of Toasted
Cheese Literary Journal. Winners will receive feedback from the judges, an
e-award, and a Toasted Cheese magnet. The first place winner will also
receive a tiger prize.
By entering the contest, you grant TC exclusive electronic rights for a
period of 90 days, should your work be chosen as a winner. What this means:
you agree not to re-publish your work elsewhere on the Internet while the
issue featuring your work is online. "Publish" means any public display of
your work, and includes your personal website and posting to message boards.
You are welcome to link to the page featuring your work instead. You retain
all other rights, including the right to publish work in non-electronic form
at any time. Any subsequent publication should include the credit
"originally published in Toasted Cheese". Works will also be archived