Member-Sponsored Leap Years 2 Contest
|Deadline:||February 29 (1 day left)|
Leap ahead in time to a near-future earth, 10 to 15 leap years from now, that is suffering from environmental decline. In that setting, tell a complete, original story in 2,500 words or less, that will motivate readers of today to lessen their impact on the environment. Your story should aim to persuade your readers that they need to start taking the actions that are inconvenient and difficult, not just the easy stuff.
How you do that is up to you. You can break their hearts, scare their pants off, dazzle them with scientific brilliance, or re-align their synapses with a compelling experimental writing style. Anything goes to get the job done. You decide what the future looks like. You decide what actions you want to convince us to start taking with your story.
All genres are welcome, but no poems, please. If your story has sex and/or violence, please remember to use the adult tag.
As an incentive to reach a wider audience with these messages, winners will receive a bonus prize if they get their stories published within a year of contest close. The 10 winners will receive $50 cash via PayPal when they notify me their winning entry has been published with a token, semi-pro, or pro paying publisher. (Bonus valid for one year from contest close.)
|1st prize:||$250 cash via PayPal|
|2nd prize:||$200 cash via PayPal|
|3rd prize:||$150 cash via PayPal|
|4th prize:||$100 cash via PayPal|
|5th prize:||$50 cash via PayPal|
|6th prize:||$25 cash via PayPal|
|7th prize:||$25 cash via PayPal|
|8th prize:||$25 cash via PayPal|
|9th prize:||$25 cash via PayPal|
|10th prize:||$25 cash via PayPal|
To enter the contest, post your work on Scribophile and check the box that says, "Enter this work into the Member-Sponsored Leap Years 2 Contest."
The checkbox will be visible until the contest deadline.
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.
If you have already placed your work in a previous contest, you may not resubmit it to this one.
Only one entry per person is allowed; multiple entries will be disqualified.
Entries must be no more than 2,500 words per Scribophile's count. There is no minimum.
Novel chapters are not allowed. Please don’t post them.
Your work must have public visibility on Scribophile until the winners are announced.
Only new, previously unpublished work will be accepted.
The contest will run from now until Midnight, February 29th, 2020, UTC. The winner will be announced by the end of March 2020.