Member-Sponsored Mr. Feft and the F/FEM Fatales Magical Realism Contest Tour
|Deadline:||Jun 15, 2015|
Writers who love magical realism! Mr. Feft and the F/FEM Fatales cordially invite you to enter your magical realism pieces in a contest to the death.* We’re looking to see stories where magic and reality intersect in such a way that they are necessary to each other. For further explanation, our definition of magical realism for the purpose of this contest can be found here.
We also think the following stories showcase the spirit of the genre, and are different enough to show how diverse it can be:
- Aimee Bender, “The Rememberer”
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez, “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings”
- Kelly Link, “Magic for Beginners”
- Haruki Murakami, “Samsa in Love
All entries must fit the spirit of the magical realism definition provided to be considered. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
*No actual pieces will be harmed in the course of this contest.
First prize winners also win their choice of one of the following ebooks:
- The Girl in the Flammable Skirt, Aimee Bender
- Blackbird House, Alice Hoffman
- Get in Trouble, Kelly Link
- Daughter of Fortune, Isabel Allende
- The Miniature Wife, Manuel Gonzales
- The Wilds, Julia Elliott
Winners have been announced! Log in to see them.
|1st prize:||One year subscription to Spark Anthology, 30 karma points, Choice of one of the ebooks listed above|
|2nd prize:||15 karma points|
|3rd prize:||5 karma points|
Entries must be received before midnight, Midnight, June 15 (UTC time).
Entries must be no more than 3,000 words per Scribophile's count and must be standalone works.
Two entries are allowed, but must be submitted in separate posts.
Work must have Public visibility on Scribophile until a winner is announced.
To enter the contest, post your work on Scribophile and check the box that says "Enter this work into the Member-Sponsored Mr. Feft and the F/FEM Fatales Magical Realism Contest Tour." 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'll need karma points to post your work. You can earn karma points by writing critiques of work by other members.
If you have placed in a contest in the past with a particular piece, you may not resubmit that piece in other contests.