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If you enjoy writing short stories, and enjoy getting prizes for your work, then here's something that might appeal to you
I would like to start a kind of "QUARTERLY S/S CHALLENGE" (S/S: Short Story) and offer rewards for the story I am most impressed by
if the idea catches a lot of activity, then I could even open the winning to a vote-- but more of that later, now, for the Parameters!!!!
All you have to do to enter is write a short story
No fewer than 5 pages | No more than 30, Font size 12 (all font types welcome!) based on the image of the quarter ( a faux book cover I design) offering two covers this quarter, so that writers can choose which they'd like to write for, so this quarter the covers for the short story challenge are:
or *EDIT* Here are answers to some of the most popular contest questions I've gotten so far:
Q) Where do we submit our contest entries?
A) Feel free to upload to DA in any form you would like, and don't worry if the page count doesn't show in the actual deviation, I will download all stories to read (and count pages) on my computer using a 12 point font for each of them.
Q) Do we have to use the title from the cover in our text?
A) The story needs to be inspired by the cover, and the only way I know the story is related to the contest is if the title or at least a part of it is in the story. Otherwise someone might try submitting something they've already written and say its based on the contest, even if it isn't.
Q) Do we have to use all of the characters or elements on the cover?
A) I haven't named any of the characters, you are all free to do that the way you would like to, and feel free to add or remove characters from your story at will. I don't want to constrict anyone creative rights in their writing. This is meant to be fun, so I want you to have fun with it Just keep in mind too, the closer the story resembles the cover, the more sense it makes in the long run - so if for instance you didn't want to use all the girls on the first cover, maybe do an "honorable mention" of the missing 'sister' or even kill off half the cast in the beginning. Imagine if this was a cover you commissioned for your story, why would you have chosen the things that are on it?
Lastly: all contest submissions can be submitted to the "SS COMP ENTRIES" folder in the group gallery to make them easy to find, to read and to enjoy for everyone.
Entries are due by May 31st, and prizes will be awarded by Jun 30th. That day will begin the next quarter challenge. PRIZES:
For this quarter, as the opening debute for this project, I am offering three prizes for the winning story:
1) A Prize Art of your request from me
2) DA Points < currently able to offer 60 pts >
3) A feature on my DA Journal
To submit a story; simply include a link to this journal in your deviation description and send me a link to your entry. Thats it
To support the S/S challenge with prize or feature offers, note me and I'll add it to this post!
Looking forward to seeing all the great ideas out there, so please do join and participate in a fun little challenge!