Vote for Contests


I have had requests about when I am going to host the Circle C Annual Writing Contest again. Well, since I’ve been putting on 4 seasonal contests a year, there is no way I can also put on the big ANNUAL contest. However, I’ve had a nice, long break and I’m willing to switch back and give it another go for 2023 if you like. This would mean no more seasonal (spring, summer, fall, winter) mini-writing contests but the big one that launches every September 1, and has a January 15, 2023 deadline for stories. Here is your chance to vote and let me know what you would like best. Read the advantages and disadvantages and let me know your thoughts by casting your vote. Voting runs 12 days: August 8-19. I’ll let you know the results on August 20.


ANNUAL CONTEST: winning stories are published and put up for sale on Amazon in a real book; top prizes are more valuable and include first, second, third, and honorable mention; three age categories (6-9, 10-13, 14-17). 

SEASONAL CONTESTS: more chances to enter and win (4 times a year); more casual and easygoing; not as strict. Prizes not as valuable but offered more often. 

By the way . . . there are only 10 days left for the summer writing contest. While I have a fair number of entries for the older group (13-17), I have no (zero) entries for ages 9-12. So, if you are thinking of entering, better get cracking on those stories!

Published by Andi Carter

I'm the main character in the Circle C Adventures series. I live on a huge cattle ranch in 1880s California. These are my adventures.

27 thoughts on “Vote for Contests

  1. Wow! I forgot about the writing contest! I am gonna try to get one whipped up real quick but my sisters wedding is on Friday so I’m not sure if I can!

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  2. Wow, 0 entries! I will send mine in soon! What kind of prizes are offered in the annual contest? And why is there several months to write a story? How long does it have to be?
    I agree with Annie, it would be nice to do annual contests every other year.

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    1. It’s hard to remember, but instead of one prize going to the WINNER, I give out prizes for first place, second place, third place, and for honorable mention too. For three age groups. It’s quite a financial commitment for me.
      And every winner in any placement, even Honorable Mentions, receives a a print copy of the contest book with their story in it and it’s up on Amazon for people to buy. I think that is the HUGE draw for the annual contest.

      It’s only four months to write the story. The older ages go up to 3,500 words, which is quite a bit.

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  3. So i would have to write a story with 3,500 words? Yes, that’s a lot! Even the honorable mentions get prizes? Cool! And i like that the winners get a print copy of their story in the complied book. Thanks! i will vote now😀

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  4. I think you should have alternating years. Annual one, seasonal the next. That way, since the voting is practically even, everybody gets what they want.

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    1. Prizes to be announced (haven’t thought of them yet).
      NO PROMPTS. You write whatever you want SO LONG AS IT stays in the Circle C or Goldtown universe . . . or even connected with each other. .

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