Member-Sponsored Talk To Me : Dialog Only Contest
|Deadline:||Sep 30, 2014|
“Listen to what you have written. A dud rhythm in a passage of dialogue may show that you don't yet understand the characters well enough to write in their voices."
― Helen Dunmore
Dialog can make or break a good story. Whether you are writing a 700 page literary novel or 1,000 word sci-fi story, chances are dialog will be a part of your story. Dialog can push your story forward when done well, or drag your story down if done poorly. In order to write good dialog you have to know your characters.
In the spirit of all writers on Scribophile finding common ground, Rose Marie Sloan is sponsoring a dialog-only contest. Submit fully developed stories told only in dialog. Story length may not exceed 1,500 words. You may have as many characters as you want, but no narration and no tag lines. These are the only rules. You can be as creative as you want provided you stick to the word limit and dialog only.
Winners have been announced! Log in to see them.
|1st prize:||$25 via PayPal|
|2nd prize:||$10 via PayPal|
|3rd prize:||$5 via PayPal|
Entries must be received before midnight, Saturday 30 September (UTC time) and the winners will be announced on or before 14 October.
Entries must be no more than 1,500 words per Scribophile’s count.
Multiple entries are not allowed.
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 Talk To Me: Dialog Only 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.
If you have placed in a contest in the past with a particular piece, you may not resubmit that piece in other contests.