Member-Sponsored Through the Eyes of a Villain Contest
|Deadline:||Apr 27, 2018|
“The villain is usually the most interesting part. But it has to be a smart thing.” Christoph Waltz
The villain in a story is the character who opposes your main character’s goals supplying the conflict for your plot. A good villain has purpose and is as equally developed and complex as your main character. The stronger your villain, the stronger your protagonist must be to overcome them.
We challenge you to write a prose from the viewpoint of a villain. Within one scene, expose the heart and core of a character who is opposing and fighting against a concept considered good by majority.
It's not necessary for the judges to “like” your villain but the character should be believable to their world and evoke emotion from the reader.
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:||15 karma points|
Entries must be received before midnight, April 27, 2018 (UTC) and the winners will be announced soon thereafter.
Entries must be no more than 2,000 words, per Scribophile's count. We expect short stories, but will consider flash.
Multiple entries are not allowed.
No poetry, novel chapters, or memoir.
Entries must have Public visibility on Scribophile until winners are announced.
To enter the contest, post your work on Scribophile and click the box that reads: “Enter this work in the Member-Sponsored Through the Eyes of a Villain 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.