Group-Sponsored Consciousness Personified Contest
Third Drawer Down invites you to enter the world of Magical Realism—Consciousness Personified. What we’re looking for is giving an inanimate object life in a way that feels natural. Any child with an imagination did this with their toys, and with the monsters under the bed. But this needs to be subtle. If you’ve read Sarah Addison Allen you might recall how a house refused to allow doors to open, how a tree’s fruit held visions of the future and tried to entice those that needed to know to eat of the fruit. We’re looking for stories that feel magically natural, stories to rekindle our imagination. Stories can be flash, short story, or narrative poetry, but must be complete. No novels or partial stories.
Our contest will be judged by members of the staff of Mythaxis Review and Unreal Magazine, including General Editor & Author Daniel Scott White, Author & Poet Douglas Cole, and Sci-Fi Author & Interviewer Chris Morton. Each brings a unique perspective to the table and all look forward to judging your work.
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|1st prize:||$100 cash via PayPal|
|2nd prize:||$75 cash via PayPal|
|3rd prize:||$50 cash via PayPal|
Entries must be between 500-2,000 words per Scribophile’s count.
Stories must be flash, short story, or narrative poetry and must be complete.
The stories cannot be horror based, overly violent, or explicit.
Work submitted must not have been previously won or placed in any other contest.
Work cannot be submitted to any other current Scrib contest.
No previously published stories.
Only one entry per member.
Entries must have Public visibility on Scribophile until winners are announced.
You may post your work, receive critiques, and edit until the deadline.
Entry is free, but you’ll need 5 karma points to post your work to the contest. You can earn karma points, by writing critiques of work with other members.
To post your work for this contest, check the box that says "Enter this work into the Group-Sponsored Consciousness Personified contest.” Your work will automatically be considered. The check box will be visible until the contest deadline, which is in UTC time.