Member-Sponsored Once Upon A Myth Contest
|Deadline:||Sep 30, 2018|
Pick two characters from myths or fairy tales and engage them in a scene. The engagement of these two characters should be the central point of the scene. The conflict can stem from a fight, romance, mystery, drama, or anything that speaks to you but the scene must contain a conflict and resolution.
Names of both characters should be stated somewhere within the body of work so that the judges won’t have to guess. Characters may be pulled from Disney, mythology, Grimm’s, and heritage folklores.
The setting is open to all time periods, locations, and dimensions.
Examples of mashups could be Ragnar Lodbrok invading Cinderella's ball or Zeus and Thor having a drinking contest at the local pub.
Key factors in judging will include but are not limited to: character voice, interpretation of the characters and myth, and well-crafted writing.
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:||15 karma points|
Entries must be received before September 30th 2018, 23:59 PM, UTC.
Short stories, flash-fiction, and poetry are eligible. Novel chapters will not be considered.
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 or the piece has been published, 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 Member-Sponsored Once Upon A Myth 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.