Group-Sponsored Sixth Annual Tasha Mann Contest
|Deadline:||Aug 20, 2020|
It's that time again!
I have to tell you, I thought about ending this annual contest. It's been five years since Tasha passed and I wondered if it was time to move on, but I was having an extremely hard time letting go. So I asked Tasha for a sign, whether she wanted the contest to go on or not, and I got that sign from her almost immediately – the contest goes on! Call me weird, I don't mind.
For those of you who don’t know, Tasha was a member of the Scribophile community. She passed away on June 15th, 2015, due to complications from multiple sclerosis. Tasha was a wonderful writer and a dear friend, and the Tasha Mann Critique Group honors Tasha by keeping her memory alive through this annual contest.
Many of Tasha’s stories were set in alternate or futuristic worlds, and that’s the theme of this contest. We want you to write us a story, in 3,000 words or less, where the setting is an alternate or futuristic world. Any genre is fine. And your alternate world doesn’t necessarily have to be another planet. It could be Earth in a different time period, or it could be an earth that is totally different from the one we live in today. Maybe a dystopia or a historical fiction. It could even be a character who perceives the world differently than others. You’re free to interpret “alternate world” creatively.
The contest will run until Tasha’s birthday, which was August 20th.
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:||10 karma points|
Only one entry per member, please. Multiple entries will all be disqualified.
Entries must have Public visibility on Scribophile until winners are announced.
No novel chapters, poetry, or memoirs.
Entries must be 3,000 words or less, by Scribophile’s count.
Deadline is 11:59pm, August 20th, UTC.
If you have placed in a contest in the past with a piece, 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 Sixth Annual Tasha Mann 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 members work.
First, second and third place winners must have a valid PayPal account.