Member-Sponsored Frida Sofia News Contest
|Deadline:||Nov 15, 2017|
Apply the elements of writing (character, plot, word choice, scene development, etc.) to craft a short story from a news headline.
The inspiration for the contest is Frida Sofia, the girl who never existed among the rubble. You can read more about her here.
Feel free to write about Frida in whatever genre you choose, or use any headline as your inspiration. Just include a link to the headline you use.
While the focus is a short story, any type of poem can be used as part of the piece. Short stories of longer length, as well as novella-sized works will be accepted. Simply submit each part or chapter to the contest in 3,000 word chunks, up to 15,000 words total. Flash is also acceptable. No erotica, please.
If you're interested, here are a few sites that contain unusual headlines:
Judging will be focused on originality and impact, as well as the other literary elements (i.e., character/setting/conflict/plot/pov), including syntax and spag.
Please feel free to read the different elements of crafting a short story, set up as lessons in the group, Crafting the Short Story.
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|
|4th prize:||20 karma points|
|5th prize:||18 karma points|
|6th prize:||16 karma points|
|7th prize:||15 karma points|
|8th prize:||12 karma points|
|9th prize:||11 karma points|
|10th prize:||8 karma points|
The contest will run from now until end of day, November 15, 2017, UTC.
In order to qualify, each entry must be no longer than 3,000 words per Scribophile's word count. The contest is open to multiple entries of up to 3,000 words each. You may submit up to five entries, whether you choose five separate headlines or write a long short story/novella. Please submit new works only.
Headlines from any period in time are welcome, as long as the link to the headline is included. Pieces without the link to the headline will be disqualified. The link can either be in the description of work or at the top of the body of the work itself.
To enter the contest, post your work on Scribophile and click the box that reads: “Enter this work in the Member-Sponsored Frida Sofia News Contest.” The checkbox will remain visible until the contest deadline.
Your work must have public visibility on Scribophile until the winners are announced.
Entry is free, but you'll need karma points to post your work.
First, second and third place winners must have a valid Paypal account.
Please note that the contest seeks new works; thus, if you have placed in a contest in the past with a particular piece, you may not resubmit that piece to this contest.