Member-Sponsored Yakety Yack Don't Talk Back Contest
|Deadline:||Jun 30, 2016|
Did Presley ever wonder what his burger was missing? Did Robin wonder why it was so easy to make other people happy and not himself? Did the moon underwhelm Neil?
This is a contest for anyone who has ever wondered what went on in the minds of the worlds most famous people. Well, here is your chance to imagine. Maybe you’ll visit one of your idols, or perhaps you’ll be drawn to discover someone you don’t know much about.
We’re looking for interior monologues based on one of the famous people listed below. An interior monologue involves a character externalizing their thoughts so that the reader can access experiences that would otherwise be internal. In no more than 2,500 words, we’re looking for their inner thoughts, fears, hopes, dreams, prejudices and desires. We’re looking for a unique insight into the people everyone has heard of and feels they may know. The monologue can be general or relate to a specific and pivotal moment in the person’s history. Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads series is a landmark in this respect.
Please chose from one of the following 15 people listed:
- Amy Winehouse
- Barack Obama
- Elizabeth First of England
- Freddie Mercury
- Henry VIII
- James Dean
- Jimi Hendrix
- Joan of Arc
- Kurt Cobain
- Marie Curie
- Marilyn Monroe
- Neil Armstrong
- Robin Williams
The deadline for this contest in 30 June 2016.
Winners have been announced! Log in to see them.
|1st prize:||20 karma points, A critique each from Scribophile members E. L. Norry and Becca Bell|
|2nd prize:||15 karma points, A critique each from Scribophile members E. L. Norry and Becca Bell|
|3rd prize:||10 karma points|
The contest will run from now until Midnight, June 30 2016, UTC. The winner will be announced before the end of August.
One entry per person. Further entries will be disqualified.
Work must have Public visibility on Scribophile until winners are announced.
Entries must be 2,500 words or under, by Scribophile's count.
No poetry or novel chapters please.
To enter the contest, post your work on Scribophile and check the box that says "Enter this work into the Member-Sponsored Yakety Yack Don’t Talk Back 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'll need karma points to post your work. You can earn karma points by writing critiques of work by other members.
Only new, previously unpublished work will be accepted.