Group-Sponsored The Ward Contest
|Deadline:||Sep 30, 2016|
The Psychology group welcomes you to THE WARD, and we invite you to join us in exploring the inner-workings and characteristics of phobias. Below is a list of ten phobias. Select one as your inspiration and begin writing. Submit short stories or flash fiction of under 3,000 words in length. The title is your choice; however, your selection and definition must be written in your submission's 'About This Work' section.
Phobia: a persistent, irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to a compelling desire to avoid it.
Claustrophobia: Fear of confined spaces.
Agoraphobia:Fear of open spaces or of being in crowded, public places like markets. Fear of leaving a safe place.
Achluophobia: Fear of darkness.
Coulrophobia: Fear of clowns.
Misophobia or Mysophobia: Fear of being contaminated with dirt or germs.
Pluviophobia: Fear of rain or of being rained on.
Oneirophobia: Fear of dreams.
Sciophobia Sciaphobia: Fear of shadows.
Alektorophobia: Fear of chickens.
Triskaidekaphobia- Fear of the number 13.
Each submission will be judged by the following criteria:
Psychology of the action.
Consequences of the psychological behavior on him/herself, in addition to, if applicable, his/her surroundings, and/or his/her loved ones.
Winners have been announced! Log in to see them.
|1st prize:||20 karma points|
|2nd prize:||15 karma points|
|3rd prize:||10 karma points|
Entries must be received before September, 30, 2016, 11:59 PM, UTC.
Winners will be announce by (or before) November, 1, 2016, 11:59 UTC.
Short stories/flash-fiction only, chapters, screen-plays, and poetry will not be considered.
Entries must be 3,000 words or less, by Scribophile's count.
Only one entry per member, please. Multiple entries will all be disqualified.
Work must have Public visibility on Scribophile until winners are announced.
Entries will be judged by a three judge panel. Decisions are final.
To enter the contest, post your work on Scribophile and check the box that says "Enter this work into Group-Sponsored The Ward 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 other members work.
If you have placed in a contest in the past with a particular piece, you may not resubmit that piece in other contests.