Member-Sponsored Core Memory Contest
|Jun 19, 2020
In the spirit of Inside Out (which was released on June 19th, 2015), this contest's theme is core memories. Core memories represent key moments in a character’s life that define their current personality. In Inside Out, one of Riley’s core memories is the first time she scored a goal at hockey; another is the time she broke a plate and confessed the truth. Whether your story is biographical or fictional, it should demonstrate how the core memory affects the character.
Stories should be kept at a PG-13 level or below. No sex, graphic violence, or gore.
Submitted stories will be judged on the following:
Mood, tone, and character
Storytelling narrative (story structure, pacing, immersion, plot, etc.)
Spelling, punctuation, and grammar—a typo or two is fine, but it’s disappointing when an otherwise amazing story is full of spelling and grammar mistakes.
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, 20 karma points
|$75 cash via PayPal, 15 karma points
|$50 cash via PayPal, 10 karma points
|Honorable mentions receive 5 karma points
Multiple entries are not allowed and will result in disqualification.
Your entry must be no longer than 2,000 words, by Scribophile’s count.
No fanfiction, please. Only submit original stories.
No poetry or novel chapters—they will be immediately disqualified.
Work must have Public visibility on Scribophile until a winner is announced.
Your entry must be a complete work (short story or flash fiction), not a chapter of a larger work.
If you have placed in a contest in the past with a particular piece, you may not resubmit that piece to this contest.
To enter the contest, post your work to Scribophile and check the box that says “Enter this work into the Member-Sponsored Core Memory 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 will need karma points to post your work. You can earn karma points by writing critiques of work by other members.