Member-Sponsored Asylum Contest
|Apr 10, 2021
From the Dancing Plague (Strasbourg 1518) to the multiple phobias we have today, mental health professionals have dealt with all kinds of serious and complex pathologies. Now, you can help us to imagine new and challenging mental diseases for our fictional Asylum! Send us your cases.
Create a fictional mental pathology and use it in a story with the setting of your choice.
Less is More Overdose
Alien Lighthouse Pyromania
Miss Riddle Vanishing Syndrome
Self-defense Suicide Attempt
Screens Deprivation Phenomenon
Super Antihero Complex
Post Cryogenic Iceberg Addiction
Fried Mermaid Eating Compulsion
You are free to use these examples but strongly encouraged to create your own pathology. The verisimilitude is not required or forbidden but real, known, and typified pathologies are not allowed. The way to use the fictional mental pathology in the story is your choice.
All genres are welcome. The word limit is 500 words by Scribophile's count.
Prize money for this contest is provided by the Scribophile Writing Contest Prize Fund.
Winners have been announced! Log in to see them.
|$100 cash via PayPal
|$75 cash via PayPal
|$50 cash via PayPal
Entries must be received by April 10, 2021, 11:59pm UTC.
Entries must be no longer than 500 words, per Scribophile’s count.
Multiple entries are not allowed.
Fiction only, please.
No poetry or novel chapters.
Work must have Public visibility on Scribophile until winners are announced.
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 Member-Sponsored Asylum 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.