Group-Sponsored Unmasking Contest
Reveal your true self to the world, bare your face to the sun, spread your wings. No more hiding.
Discovery. Peel back the surface to find what awaits beneath. No going back.
Find the strength in vulnerability.
Following last year’s Moment It Hit You Contest, this year the Gay Writers and Friends (GW&F) Group invites your entries on the theme of “Unmasking,” so step out from the shadows, come out of the closets, and spin us a story.
Today’s the day. Take off your mask.
LGBT+ content is welcomed and encouraged, though not required. We look forward to reading heartfelt words from all genres.
Entries will be judged on their interpretation of the prompt, emotional depth, and writing quality by a panel including last year’s winners. We’re looking for stories which will linger long after the last word.
Winners haven’t been picked yet. Check back soon!
|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:||15 karma points|
|6th prize:||10 karma points|
|7th prize:||5 karma points|
Entries must be received before July 31, 2019, 23:59 PM, UTC.
Short stories, flash fiction, screen plays, and poetry are eligible. Novel chapters and fan fiction will not be considered.
All genres welcome.
Fiction and non-fiction allowed.
Entries must be 3,000 words or fewer by Scribophile’s count.
Only one entry per member, please. Multiple entries will all be disqualified.
Work must have Public visibility on Scribophile until the winners are announced.
If you have placed in a contest in the past with a particular piece, you may not resubmit that piece to this contest.
To enter the contest, post your work on Scribophile and check the box that says “Enter this work into the Group-Sponsored Unmasking Contest.” Your work will automatically be considered. The check box 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 other members’ work.
First, second and third place winners must have a valid Paypal account.