Member-Sponsored Abandoned Places Contest
|Deadline:||Jan 31, 2022|
Write a story or poem about an abandoned place. The place can be modern, set in a city, in a rural location, historic or futuristic, or completely fictional. Here are some examples of abandoned places for inspiration (pick one or create your own).
The story should have the abandoned place at its center. The writing should reflect the emotions and mood connected to the place. If the writing is about a desolate location such as a desert or ocean some sort of place (e.g. abandoned house, a ship adrift, etc. should also appear in the story). The writing could be about the place, or about a character(s) interacting with the place.
The story will be judged on:
depiction of this place
engagement of the emotions
strength of writing
I will post a thread in the forums for any other questions. Please also feel free to PM me.
Winners have been announced! Log in to see them.
|1st prize:||10 karma points, a gold medal Scrib gift|
|2nd prize:||5 karma points, bookends Scrib gift|
|3rd prize:||3 karma points, a rose Scrib gift|
Entries must be received before midnight, January 31, 2022 (UTC).
Entries must be no more than 3,000 words, per Scribophile's count.
The story must at its center have an abandoned place.
Multiple entries are not allowed.
Prose and poems all genres of writing are allowed. No Scripts or chapters of novels.
Entries must have Public visibility on Scribophile until winners are announced.
If you have placed in a sitewide contest in the past with a particular piece, you may not resubmit that piece to this contest.
Entry is free, but you’ll need karma points to post your work to the contest. You can earn karma points, by writing critiques of work with other members.
To post your work for this contest, check the box that says "Enter this work into the Member-Sponsored Abandoned Places Contest.” Your work will automatically be considered. The check box will be visible until the contest deadline, which is in UTC time.