The Elsewhere Contest, with Emma Darwin
|Deadline:||Jun 1, 2016|
Our experiences are necessarily rooted in the times and places around us. But sometimes the most powerful moments in life come from elsewhere.
In this contest, celebrated author and teacher Emma Darwin joins us to see how you can demonstrate the power of "elsewhere" in a piece of fiction no longer than 1,500 words. "Elsewhere" can mean many things, and it's up to you how to interpret the theme: Your piece might hinge around an elsewhere in time, or an elsewhere in place, or even a kind of elsewhere that we haven't thought of yet. "Elsewhere" means a lot of things—what's the most unique and powerful way you can interpret that simple word?
Emma will personally judge this contest, and the winners she selects will receive cash prizes via PayPal. The first prize winner will also receive a signed copy of her newest book, Get Started in Writing Historical Fiction.
Emma Darwin is a a writer of novels and short fiction and a teacher of creative and academic writing. Her novels, The Mathematics of Love and A Secret Alchemy, have reached bestseller lists and have been listed for various awards and recognitions. When not writing, she blogs at This Itch of Writing, teaches the craft to writers around the world and offers one-on-one coaching and mentoring through her website.
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|1st prize:||$250 cash via PayPal, signed copy of Get Started in Writing Historical Fiction by Emma Darwin|
|2nd prize:||$150 cash via PayPal|
|3rd prize:||$100 cash via PayPal|
Entries must be original standalone pieces of no longer than 1,500 words, by Scribophile's count. Chapters of longer works will not be accepted.
Entries must prominently feature the theme of "elsewhere". How to interpret the theme is up to you, but it must be obvious from reading your piece that "elsewhere" plays a significant part.
Entries must be received before the start of June 1, 2016, UTC time.
One entry per person. Further entries will be disqualified.
Winners must have valid PayPal accounts capable of receiving US dollars. Prize money can only be distributed via PayPal.
To enter the contest, post your work on Scribophile and check the box that says "Enter this work into the Elsewhere Contest, with Emma Darwin."
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.
Work must have Public visibility on Scribophile until winners are announced.