This past week, I entered two contests. One is a three line pitch and the other is a first line contest.
I LOVE first line contests--they REALLY make you see if you have strength in your opening or not.
However, this post is about those who cannot follow the rules!
Three Line Pitch?
You would not believe the # of people who sent in 4, 5...6. The rules say they'll be disqualified. They should be. They cheated.
The First Line contest is even worse. It says First Three Lines or up to 100 words. People took that 100 word limit to mean up to a dozen sentences.
It irks me. I read the rules, I followed them.
So why does it feel like I'm the poor sport? Because I think cheating is wrong?
What do you think? Does 3 lines mean 3 lines? Or is it okay to add a couple?
Here are mine...what do you think?
Tiny. Beautiful. Safe.
Not the kind of place where women vanished into thin air.