Group-Sponsored Crafting the Short Story Presents: What's It All About? Contest
|Deadline:||Apr 15, 2017|
This contest is sponsored by the Crafting the Short Story group.
Apply the elements of writing to craft a short story. Include your theme as a phrase or sentence at the top of your work. Your theme should not be a one-word motif, nor a plot logline.
Either engineer the elements of writing (character, plot, word choice, scene development, etc.) from your theme, or unearth your theme after you've finished your piece.
By way of illustration, if your motif is "love," symbols of such will be strewn throughout your piece, but theme makes you pick a side. It will answer any question you choose about that topic. For example, if you want to explore how far a person will go for love, theme is what answers that question by the end of the piece.
Judging will be based on the following criteria: use of theme and other literary elements (i.e., character/setting/conflict/plot/pov), originality/impact, and spag/syntax.
Click here to read the different elements of crafting a short story, set up as lessons in the group.
Enjoy the process.
Prize money for this contest is provided by the Scribophile Writing Contest Prize Fund.
Winners have been announced! Log in to see them.
|1st prize:||$100 cash via PayPal|
|2nd prize:||$75 cash via PayPal|
|3rd prize:||$50 cash via PayPal|
|4th prize:||20 karma points|
|5th prize:||18 karma points|
|6th prize:||12 karma points|
|7th prize:||10 karma points|
|8th prize:||10 karma points|
|9th prize:||8 karma points|
|10th prize:||8 karma points|
|11th prize:||5 karma points|
|12th prize:||5 karma points|
The contest will run from now until end of day, April 15, 2017, UTC.
Entries must be at least 1,200 words and no longer than 3,000 words per Scribophile's word count.
Short stories only, please. Novel chapters, poetry and flash are not allowed for this contest. Also, no erotica.
Only one entry per person is allowed.
To enter the contest, post your work on Scribophile and click the box that reads: "Enter this work in the Group-Sponsored Crafting the Short Story Presents: What's It All About? Contest." The checkbox will remain visible until the contest deadline.
Your work must have public visibility on Scribophile until the winners are announced.
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.
First, second and third place winners must have a valid Paypal account.
If you have placed in a contest in the past with a particular piece, you may not resubmit that piece to this contest.