11.15.2006

Remember flyover country?

well, these guys are looking for stories from all 50 states.
They need some from odd places like California, and some really odd places like Minnesota.
Pay is non existent of course, but yanno, it's fun, why not.

Let me know if you win.
I'll shimmy in Sheboygan with ya, or watoosie in Winnemucca, or frug in Fargo, or twist in Truth or Consequences, NM. Our very own version of Dancing with the Snarks!

10 comments:

Dwight The Troubled Teen said...

Whoo-hoo!

Oh wait...

5000 word limit.

Dang.

The geography was willing, but the word count was weak.

Anonymous said...

They only list 15 states.
Whassup wit dat?

Anonymous said...

Uck. A Flash-only site. No thanks. Not worth the pub credit.

Dave said...

Worth a try. Thanks very much for the link.

shelby said...

Hmmm. I think I'll browse through my files and see if I have something that might work.

But for the love of dog, their website needs to go. White text on black? An online publication should know better. Worse--Flash. Even worse--Flash images that aren't sizeable that you can't freakin' read. Anyone know if their submission guidelines are printed elsewhere? No matter how much I squint I can't make some of the words out.

Zuleme said...

I agree, white text on black is impossible. And you can't resize it.

Ryan Field said...

Only if Jerry Springer is a contestant.

Rob in Denver said...

Submission guidelines for the Flash averse...

ONLINE | 50 States Project

BALLYHOO STORIES is also accepting story submissions with the states of California, Delaware, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, West Virginia, or Wisconsin as either the subject or the setting. Stories will be published online as part of our 50 States Project. Unpublished stories of 5,000 words or less should be sent as an attachment (.doc or.txt) to fiftystates@ballyhoostories.com. Do not paste in body of the e-mail. Sorry, no snail-mail submissions. Specify the state for which you are submitting in the subject line of your e-mail. Deadline is December 31, 2006. Please wait to hear from us before sending another story.

Ray Goldensundrop said...

Holy hot dish, you mean those 28 years in Minnesota might yield a 5k word story? Has to be something about wild rice and muskeg. The chipper has already been done, and nothing about Lutherans or guys falling off roofs in the winter.

What, no shoddish in Shakopee?

Anyway, looks like fun. I'm on it!

Anonymous said...

Well, shoot. The watoosie in Winnemucca is off the menu, since they don't list Nevada. Though I guess we really do have more flyover country than most ... ;-)

~ G. Atwater