My microfiction site, Fiction in 50, is now running a monthly contest. I will pick weekly winners from the submissions, and then at the end of the month, readers will get to vote for their favorites in a poll. The poll will be open for one week. Monthly winners will receive a $5 Amazon.com gift card.
It is not much of a prize, but I’m hoping that the contest nature, and the fact that there is a prize, will help draw more readers and writers to the site. Sometimes, you have to take risks in order to meet your goals.