Member-Sponsored Why is it Winter? Contest
|Jan 1, 2016
The prompt is “Why is it winter?”. Writing a story to meet this prompts can be done in many ways. Most literally: you could re-write an existing myth on the topic (e.g. Persephone), or write a new one as world-building for your own fantasy setting. More metaphorically: the ‘winter’ could be an experience, event, time of life, et cetera, and your character(s) are dealing with that problem. More stylistically: the question could be incorporate in dialogue, or as part of a larger problem/riddle posed (e.g. as an ice-themed supervillain). Have fun with it! Judgements on stories will be open-minded regarding the incorporation of the prompt.
No minimum word count (if you can tell a story in 150 words that’s fine), max of 3,000 words. So anything from flash to short -story.
Poetry, prose poetry, genre fiction and literary fiction all allowed. Will attempt to select a diverse mix for the three prizes, but in the end the best work will win.
Winners have been announced! Log in to see them.
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To enter the contest, post your work on Scribophile and check the box that says "Enter this work into the Member-Sponsored Why Is It Winter? 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.
No novel chapters, please.
Only new, previously unpublished work will be accepted.
Honorable mentions will be notified in the contest thread in the forums and via scratchpad of authors.
Submissions as per Scribophile guidlines, 3,000 words or less.
The contest will run from now until Midnight, January 1st 2016, UTC. The winner will be announced by the end of that month.
Max two entries per person. Further entries will be disqualified.
Work must have Public visibility on Scribophile until winners are announced.
Winners will be selected by the member sponsoring the contest.