Group-Sponsored New Year, New Frontier Contest
|Deadline:||Jan 31, 2019 (46 days left)|
The New Year represents both an ending, and a new beginning.
The Westerns group would like to announce the “New Year, New Frontier” contest.
The theme is the dawning of a new era on the frontier.
The frontier separates the safe, the tame, the known from the dangerous, wild and unknown. It need not be the Western frontier of the 19th-century United States. It can be Hadrian’s Wall or the Great Wall of China, the Rio Grande or the Korean DMZ, Space: The Final Frontier, or the shadowy border between the living and the dead. The frontier can be a well-defined line in the sand, or a murkier borderland.
As the dawn of one era necessarily implies the end of the previous era, entries may focus on either aspect. Entries must include both elements: the dawn/end of an era and the frontier/borderland.
We want great stories, meaning we want more than just a setting or premise. We want intriguing characters and an interesting plot with a beginning, middle and end. Poetry and non-fiction that contain these elements are welcome. Novel chapters will not be accepted.
Prize money for this contest is provided by the Scribophile Writing Contest Prize Fund.
|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:||10 karma points|
Entries must be received before 23:59, January 31, 2019 (UTC).
Entries must be no more than 3,000 words, per Scribophile's count.
Must include both elements of the prompt: frontier/borderland and dawning/ending of an era.
Multiple entries are not allowed.
Poetry and nonfiction that tell a complete story are acceptable. Novel chapters will not be accepted.
Entries must have Public visibility on Scribophile until winners are announced.
If you have placed in a site-wide contest in the past with a particular piece, you may not resubmit that piece to this contest. This does not apply to pieces submitted to group contests.
To enter the contest, post your work on Scribophile and check the box that says “Enter this work into the Group-Sponsored New Year, New Frontier 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 will need karma points to post your work. You can earn karma points by writing critiques of work by other members.