Group-Sponsored Harper Lee Memorial Contest
|May 1, 2016
“From childhood on, I did sit in the courtroom watching my father argue cases and talk to juries.”
From the memories of her childhood, Harper Lee gave the world Atticus Finch, an iconic character whose courage and beliefs forever inspire future generations. What can you mine from your childhood memories that might inspire readers and move hearts?
In honor of the great author of To Kill a Mockingbird, Nelle Harper Lee (April 28, 1926 – February 19, 2016), The Harper Lee Memorial Contest is looking for childhood/young adult stories that explore important themes. Just as Scout’s eyes became a focus for so much of what was happening in the changing America around her, let your fiction of up to 3,000 words explore a memory or incident from a child’s view that also helps the reader understand the times and challenges of the world in which they live.
Winners have been announced! Log in to see them.
|$100 cash via PayPal, a beautiful leather-bound edition of To Kill a Mockingbird, 30 karma points
|$50 cash via PayPal, a To Kill a Mockingbird coffee mug, 20 karma points
|$25 cash via PayPal, 5 karma points
To enter the contest, post your work on Scribophile and check the box that says "Enter this work into the Group-Sponsored Harper Lee Memorial 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Only new, previously unpublished work will be accepted.
Do not post novel chapters for this contest.
No poetry please, for this contest.
The contest will run from now until Midnight, May 1, 2016, UTC. The winner will be announced before the end of June.
One entry per person. Further entries will be disqualified.
Work must have Public visibility on Scribophile until winners are announced.
Entries must be under 3,000 words in length, by Scribophile's count.
Judges will select winners, and honorable mentions.