Group-Sponsored It’s a Celebration! Contest
Diverse Futures invites you to write a short story, flash or vignette focusing on a celebration, tradition, or holiday that has been important in your own life. It does not need to be autobiographical (but you do need to have personal experience of the event so you can get the details right).
While we’re mainly thinking of events of cultural significance, it’s okay if it’s something only your personal family celebrates, or something that is important for non-cultural reasons.
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|
Entries must be received by September 15th, 2023, 11:59pm, UTC.
Entries must be 1,600 words or less by Scribophile’s count.
Entries may be any structural genre, including poetry, short stories, vignettes, autobiography and essays. They may also be any content genre, including realist, science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery and literary.
Entries must focus on a holiday, tradition or celebration. That event must be something you have personally participated in (for the sake of authenticity). It does not need to be an officially recognized tradition.
Multiple entries are not allowed.
No novel chapters.
Work must have Public visibility on Scribophile until winners are announced.
If your entry has placed in a site-wide contest on Scribophile in the past, 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 Group-Sponsored It's a Celebration! Contest.”
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.