Member-Sponsored Second First Chapter Contest
|Deadline:||Mar 31, 2017|
The all important first chapter is where you show the world (at least a small part of it at this stage) why your novel must be read from cover to cover. The panel of three judges are looking for a strong opening, a glimpse of the setting, a vignette of the character(s), words that will immerse them into the story in such a way they will be begging for more.
It’s impossible to know the plot, so it’s mandatory that the voice will whisper promises that there is so much more to come. Grammar, spelling, and punctuation are important enough it could prevent an otherwise good piece from qualifying for a final position.
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:||15 karma points|
|6th prize:||10 karma points|
Winners will be announced by (or before) May 5th 2017.
First chapters only. Screen-plays, short stories, flash fiction, prologues, and poetry will not be considered.
Entries must be 3,000 words or less, by Scribophile’s count.
Only one entry per member, please. Multiple entries will all be disqualified.
Work must have Public visibility on Scribophile until winners are announced.
Entries will be judged by a three judge panel. Decisions are final.
To enter the contest, post your work on Scribophile and check the box that says “Enter this work into the Member-Sponsored Second First Chapter contest.” Your work will automatically be considered. The check box 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 other members work.
If you have placed in a contest in the past with a particular piece, you may not resubmit that piece in other contests.