Group-Sponsored Inner Landscapes Contest
Third Drawer Down invites you to celebrate our multicultural community. Take us into the inner landscape of your character via your story so we are there, in that place, living that life and experiencing something new. Choose a setting and culture outside the US or England to immerse the reader. Don't make your story about the place and culture. These should feed into your tale naturally.
Our judge is former international journalist Marga Ortigas, and author of The House on Calle Sombra. She will look at how well you authentically interpret the human story of your characters. Our judge, well-acquainted with traveling the world and meeting people in the midst of their lives, says your entry should “transport the reader and yet make us so intimately feel a new experience.”
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|
Provide the real place outside of the US or England where the setting and culture shape the story and influence the MC.
Entries must be between 500-3,000 words per Scribophile’s count.
Entries must be flash fiction or a short story, and must be complete. No poems or chapters.
Your story should be based in the real world; not fantasy, sci-fi, magical realism, or paranormal, horror based, overly violent or sexually explicit.
Work submitted must not have been previously won or placed in any other contest.
Work cannot be submitted to any other current Scribophile contest.
No previously published stories.
Only one entry per member.
Entries must have public visibility on Scribophile until winners are announced.
You may post your work, receive critiques and edit until the deadline.
To enter the contest, post your work to Scribophile and check the box that says “Enter this work into the Member-Sponsored Inner Landscapes 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 member’s work.