Group-Sponsored Experimental Holidays Contest
|Deadline:||Dec 31, 2017|
The holiday season is underway, and members of the Experimental Writing 101 Group want to read your experimental holiday stories!
What do we mean by experimental? We’re talking about fiction that experiments with form. The best experimental writing still tells a story. Here’s an example. It’s a listicle, but notice how a story unfolds.
We want you to tell a holiday themed story using one of the following prompts:
Write a Listicle. Examples you could use here are a Christmas list, or a list of New Year’s resolutions.
Write a Dialogue Only story (bonus points for more than 2 people in the story). Examples could be something like a conversation between a child and Santa, or a conversation between family members at Thanksgiving dinner.
Epistolary. Tell a story in a letter or an email. Maybe a letter to Santa?
Give us a story in Stream of Consciousness: A holiday rant? Maybe a rant from a disgruntled store worker during the holiday season, or an angry elf.
Of course the examples are only that, examples. We want you to be creative and most of all, have fun, just be sure you use one of the four prompts, and tell us which one you chose in your story description.
The contest will run thru December 31st, 12:00 pm UTC time. Good luck, and Happy Holidays!
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:||20 karma points|
|5th prize:||15 karma points|
Entries must be received before midnight, December 31, 2017 (UTC).
Entries must be no more than 3,000 words, per Scribophile's count. Flash fiction works really well for experimental writing.
Must be holiday themed (i.e., Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s).
Must use one of the four forms mentioned.
Multiple entries will be disqualified.
No poetry, novel chapters, or memoir.
Entries must have Public visibility on Scribophile until winners are announced.
To enter the contest, post your work on Scribophile and check the box that says “Enter this work into the Group-Sponsored Experimental Holidays 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.