Group-Sponsored An Event to Remember Contest
|Deadline:||Mar 31, 2016|
This contest is sponsored by the Strange/Weird group.
An event could be a small thing—something happens on the bus you take to work, a favourite dish breaks, or the car won't start. The special day you look forward to all year is not special anymore. The event could be apocalyptic, changing everything.
Whatever the event, the outcome must surprise us, shock us, make us exclaim that we didn't see that coming. It must also be believable. Opening the nursery door and finding a dragon in the crib certainly qualifies as strange, but unless you've done a masterful job of plotting, isn’t believable.
Submit a work of fiction, 3,000 words or less. Remember this is a Strange/Weird contest, but all sub-genres are accepted. The event could be past or present. It could be a story of the event itself, or how the event affected the outcome of the story. (In a weird way, of course.)
Winners have been announced! Log in to see them.
|1st prize:||20 karma points|
|2nd prize:||15 karma points|
|3rd prize:||10 karma points|
To enter the contest, post your work on Scribophile and check the box that says "Enter this work into the Group-Sponsored An Event to Remember Contest". Your work will automatically be considered.
The checkbox will be visible until the contest deadline, which is in UTC time.
Entry is free, but you'll need karma points to post your work. You can earn karma points by writing critiques of work by other members.
Novel chapters must reach a satisfactory conclusion.
Only new, previously unpublished work will be accepted.
Honorable mentions will be notified in the contest thread in the forums and via scratchpad of authors.
All genres welcome. No poetry please.
The contest will run from now until Midnight, March 31st, 2016, UTC. The winner will be announced by the end of April.
One entry per person. Further entries will be disqualified.
Work must have Public visibility on Scribophile until winners are announced.
Three judges will select winners, and honourable mentions, if any.
Adult content is acceptable so long as it makes sense within the context of the piece. Please check Adult content box.
Submissions as per Scribophile guidelines.