Member-Sponsored Terry Pratchett: Noli Timere Messorem Contest
|Deadline:||Apr 28, 2015|
'But you don't seem worried! You're really going to die?'
YES. IT WILL BE A GREAT ADVENTURE.
—Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man
In memory of Sir Terry Pratchett, we are looking for stories or poems that refuse to fear death. Any genre, any style.
Give us characters who face death bravely—metaphorically or literally—and stories that turn the traditional ideas of death on their heads. Actual personifications of death are optional, as is Binky. We're hoping to be entertained and uplifted.
So in the spirit of Sir Terry Pratchett's family motto—Noli Timere Messorem—don't fear the reaper.
Winners have been announced! Log in to see them.
|1st prize:||1 year Scribophile Premium membership, 20 karma points|
|2nd prize:||15 karma points|
|3rd prize:||10 karma points|
Entries must be received before midnight Tuesday 28 April (UTC time)—Terry Pratchett's birthday—and the winners will be announced on or before 11 May.
Entries must be no more than 3,000 words per Scribophile's count.
Must be a complete, stand-alone flash fiction, short story or poem.
Multiple entries are not allowed.
Work must have Public visibility on Scribophile until winners are announced.
To enter the contest, post your work on Scribophile and check the box that says "Enter this work into the Member-Sponsored Terry Pratchett: Noli Timere Messorem 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'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.