Member-Sponsored Unlikeable Character Contest
|Aug 31, 2012
People have always had characters they love despite the character being an awful creature. That character who is genuinely insufferable because of their actions and attitude, but you still can’t get enough. Don Draper of “Mad Men” fame is a good example. He can’t keep his pants on around women not his wife, lies, cheats, and snarks his way through life, but you still root for him. That character, the despicable rogue or catty bitch who somehow becomes more real than any of the other characters, is the one you’re highlighting for this contest.
Your entry must be a piece of fiction (any genre, it’s open) no more than 3000 words long. Give us your best inherently unlikeable character. Ice Blade wants to read some awful characters and is offering 10 karma to three winners that three Scribophile member judges select.
If you need inspiration, you can visit this thread to find out what other Scribbers had to say about inherently unlikeable characters. Or just ask yourself what Don Draper would do after he finished berating Peggy.
Winners have been announced! Log in to see them.
|10 karma to each of 3 winners
Your entry must be a piece of fiction totaling 3000 words or fewer as counted by Scribophile.
Entries must be received before midnight on August 31, 2012 (UTC time), and winners will be announced within two weeks of that date.
Entries will be judged by three Scribophile member volunteers. Decisions are final.
Only one entry is allowed per member. Multiple entries will all be disqualified.
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 Unlikeable Character 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.