Winners of the Dead and Deader Contest
The theme for this contest was potentially pretty difficult, but as usual, you Scribophiles stepped up to the challenge and produced some amazing writing. We also set a record for entries in this contest: 71 total. That’s a lot of reading!
And without further ado, the winners:
Join us in congratulating the winners, and thanks to everyone who entered!
Announcing The Musical Impressionism Contest
Free for all members
1st Prize: $50 cash via Paypal
2nd Prize: $25 cash via Paypal
Ever wanted to enter a contest that allows the freedom to write in any genre you choose? Well, here’s your chance. Of course there’s a catch—because we wouldn’t want to make it that easy on you. The contest has a lower maximum word count than usual, and it also has a song prompt.
Nik Kershaw’s song ‘The Riddle’ is very aptly named. Never heard of it? Then have a listen. To participate in the contest, listen to the song (don’t worry, lyrics are included), and write a flash fiction piece (of no more than 500 words) based on your interpretation of the song. The bizarre lyrics offer a host of opportunities. Work in as much of the song words as you like (or none at all), or you base it on a single line that resonates with you. We’re looking for the most imaginative interpretation, as well as the best use of the 500 words.
Entries are due by February 28, 2011. The first place winner will receive $50 cash via Payal, and the second place winner will receive $25 cash via Paypal (if you don’t have or don’t want a Paypal account, we can’t send you the prize). Good luck!
Our 10,000 Work
Today as I was wrist-deep in the guts of Scribophile while performing some routine maintenance, I noticed that a little milestone had slipped right by under my nose: on January 11, we had the 10,000th work posted for critique on Scribophile: Faces with Braces, by Stephany Jess!
I’m really excited (and humbled) to think that just three years ago I was shepherding the first few members of Scribophile through the nascent posting process, frantically squashing bugs (which I still do today, though not as frantically), and trying to spread the word. In just a few years we’ve blossomed into a mature, friendly, and helpful community that people associate with quality, intelligence, and honesty in critique, with thousands of members around the world and tens of thousands of critiques posted. It’s all thanks to you guys–thanks to you, you awesome writers of the world!!
(For those of you keeping track, right now we have 46,693 critiques posted–that’s almost 5 critiques for each work posted, and nearing another milestone!)