Poetry and Short Fiction Contest Results

Hello! We finally have the results for the 2017 Ch1Con poetry and short fiction contest, and here they are:

 

POETRY WINNERS

First place: “A Message in a Bottle” by Zoe Noble

Second place: “Heroes” by Alicia Barr

Third place: “What the Sirens Say” by Annie Louise Twitchell

Honorable mentions: “Telling Them” by Alicia Barr and “Ache” by Annie Louise Twitchell

 

SHORT FICTION WINNERS

First place: “The Art of Acceptance” by Rona Wang

Second place: “Collywobbles” by Haley Crosby

Third place: “Lost and Found” by Zoe Noble

Honorable mentions: “Come Home” by Alicia Barr and “Romana” by Cameron Vanderwerf

 

We are so thrilled about all the entries we received for the contest and encourage everyone who entered to keep submitting work for future contests. And congratulations to all the winners and honorable mentions, who will all be published in an e-book anthology that will be available in mid-July. The first through third place winners will also be receiving discounted admission to the conference.

Thank you again to everyone who entered, and congratulations to the young writers whose work will be published in our anthology!

 

April Ch1Con Events

Looks like it’s time for April showers! Here’s the schedule of Ch1Con online events coming your way this month.

Thursday, April 20th at 8:00 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

The topic of our Twitter chat this month is starting new projects. Join us using #Ch1Con to answer our questions and talk with other young writers!

Saturday, April 29th from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Eastern: Virtual Write-In

Join us to write (and procrastinate) at any point that you’re available during the evening. Link to the chat room: http://us21.chatzy.com/68580678301280

– The Ch1Con Team

P.S. Don’t forget to enter our new writing contest! Winners get e-published (and conference discounts!).

P.P.S. Keep an eye out for into about our annual spring blog tour, coming soon!

Announcing the Poetry and Short Fiction Contest

Hello Ch1Con people! We’re thrilled to announce a new event opening up this year, the Ch1Con Poetry and Short Fiction Contest!

Submissions open up tonight for this exciting contest, and close on May 15. By early June, we hope to announce the first, second, and third place winners, as well as a number of honorable mentions, all of whom will be published in an e-book anthology coming out in July. Additionally, the first place winners will receive discounted admission to the conference in Chicago!

This is a chance for publication and to submit your best works of poetry and short fiction. Judged by members of the Ch1Con team, your work is guaranteed to be looked over with a careful eye. You can submit up to three stories and three poems (though you can’t win more than one top three spot). Short stories should be from 1,000 to 5,000 words, and poems should be no longer than one page in standard formatting.

We’re seriously excited to see all your submissions, and the submission page will be up soon! Check our social media and website for upcoming announcements about this contest.

2016 Virtual Write-a-Thon Details

This Saturday is the 2016 Ch1Con Virtual Write-a-Thon!

When? Saturday, December 17th from 11 AM to 11 PM eastern time.

What’s a virtual write-a-thon? A virtual write-a-thon is an event where a bunch of people get together to write a bunch of words, talk about writing, and procrastinate–online. You don’t have to attend for the whole event (only as much as you want to) and you can write whatever you want (no need to limit yourself to novels!).

Where? The write-a-thon will take place through a private chat room on the website Chatzy. You can find the chat room at:

http://us20.chatzy.com/12577207235036

We’re so excited to hang out with you on Saturday! Chat with you then.

– The Ch1Con Team

P.S. We maaay have a special 2017 conference-related perk coming for people who attend the Virtual Write-a-Thon. Stop by to find out what it is!

September Ch1Con Events

It’s September, which means our live chats and virtual write-ins are back! Here’s the schedule of Ch1Con online events coming your way this month.

Thursday, September 8th at 8:00 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

The topic of our Twitter chat this month is writing rules vs. myths. Join us using #Ch1Con to answer our questions and talk with other young writers!

Saturday, September 24th from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Eastern: Virtual Write-In

Join us to write (and procrastinate) at any point that you’re available during the evening. Link to the chat room: http://us23.chatzy.com/46560332995489

Talk to you Thursday!

– The Ch1Con Team

July Video Chat: Sci-Fi vs. Fantasy

This Thursday (July 14) at 8 PM EDT, we’ll be hosting our bimonthly video Ch1Con Chat on YouTube, in which members of the Ch1Con team answer YOUR questions (and also goof off a lot). This month’s topic is “Sci-Fi vs. Fantasy.” You can participate by asking us questions on Twitter using #Ch1Con and watch the chat on our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/chapteroneconference.

Talk to you Thursday!

~Julia