The Musical Impressionism Contest
|Feb 28, 2011
Ever wanted to enter a contest that allows the freedom to write in any genre you choose? Well, here’s your chance. Of course there’s a catch—because we wouldn’t want to make it that easy on you. The contest has a lower maximum word count than usual, and it also has a song prompt.
Nik Kershaw’s song ‘The Riddle’ is very aptly named. Never heard of it? Then have a listen. To participate in the contest, listen to the song (don’t worry, lyrics are included), and write a flash fiction piece (of no more than 500 words) based on your interpretation of the song. The bizarre lyrics offer a host of opportunities. Work in as much of the song words as you like (or none at all), or you base it on a single line that resonates with you. We’re looking for the most imaginative interpretation, as well as the best use of the 500 words.
Entries are due by February 28, 2011. The first place winner will receive $50 cash via Payal, and the second place winner will receive $25 cash via Paypal (if you don’t have or don’t want a Paypal account, we can’t send you the prize). Good luck!
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|$50 cash via Paypal
|$25 cash via Paypal
Your entry must be flash fiction piece under 500 words featuring the theme described above.
Entries must be received by February 28, 2011, and winners will be announced within two weeks of that date.
Entries will be judged by the Scribophile staff. Decisions are final.
Only one entry is allowed per member. Multiple entries will all be disqualified.
Work must remain visible on Scribophile until winners are announced.
To enter the contest, post your work on Scribophile and tag it with "musical impressionism contest" (without quotes). Your work will automatically be considered.
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.
Email submissions will not be accepted.