Member-Sponsored Fantastic Perspectives Contest
|Deadline:||Nov 30, 2018|
Another contest for all those fantasy writers out there! Brandish your sorcerous pens, call on your vast pools of imagination, and prove yourself a master of the fantastical!
In 3,000 words or less, write a full-length short story from the PoV of a creature you’d typically find in the fantasy genre, whether it be monster, animal, or Fae. Such creatures include—but are certainly not limited to—pixies, dragons, trolls, giants, brownies, harpies, faeries, etc. You can also choose to write a story from the eyes of a real animal, so long as it boasts some kind of magical prowess.
Of course, if you’d rather create your own unique creature, that’s most encouraged!
C’mon, all you brilliant minds! Can you dig deep into a non-human’s head and write from their perspective? Can you tell their story?
Submitted stories will be judged on the following:
Perspective—if you’re writing the PoV of a more bestial character, their thoughts shouldn’t be analytical or too “human,” unless there’s a specific reason for it. Tell the story the way the creature would see it. The deeper into the mind of the character, the better.
Story-telling (e.g. story structure, pacing, immersion, plot).
Technical ability (e.g. sentence structure, flow, SPaG).
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|
Multiple entries are not allowed.
Your entry must be no longer than 3,000 words, by Scribophile’s count.
No fanfiction, please. Only submit original stories.
No poetry, novel chapters, or memoirs—they will be immediately disqualified.
Work must have Public visibility on Scribophile until a winner is announced.
No human or “nearly” human PoV characters—every story must have a non-human main character as the PoV character.
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 Fantastic Perspectives 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.