We've posted a creative writing prompt each month which we hope will challenge your writing craft. Each month, you must write a story that focuses your writing on a particular genre. Your task is to write up to 2,000words about each prompt. Explicit violent or sexual stories will be disqualified, so be sure to keep your stories to PG-13. Remember, teenagers may be entering and reading these contests, too. Prizes will be awarded each month for the winning entry. We must have a minimum of three (3) contest entries each month in order to award a prize. There is no entry fee to submit to the monthly contests, and you may enter as frequently as you wish, and as early as you wish. Choose a particular contest, and then click the submit button to send your entry in either an MSWord, ODT or RTF formats. Each winning entry will be featured on our website and the winning entries, as well as honorable mentions, will be published in one of our Legends anthologies . Each month we will award a $25 Visa Gift Card! There is no entry fee. All judges decisions are final. Be sure to include the month/contest name as part of the title when you complete the submission form. Winners are announced via email, and also on our website and social media channels.
The Submission Deadline For Each Monthly Contest Is The Last Day Of Each Month, At Midnight, Eastern Time.
Each story must follow the general guidelines for it's genre, and each story must include at least one scene you would expect to find in that particular month (i.e. January = snow, June = summertime).
WRITE US A MYSTERY: Tell us a story about an ancient Nija who woke up in a large, modern city after taking a potion to enhance his power of telekinesis. What innocent does he save? What villain does he vanquish? How and Why does he do these things? What's the end payoff for the Ninja?
WRITE US AN ADVENTURE: Tell us a story about the most intense, high stakes, children's game ever played. Remember to keep your story family-friendly!
WRITE US A THRILLER: Tell us a story about a stranger who pulls someone aside in a crowd. Who is this person (or non-person) and why have they approached the other character? What happens next?
WRITE US A ROMANCE: Tell us a story about a Yeti and a Bigfoot, and how they woo their valentines. Which one is most romantic? How does being romantic pay off for the "monster"?
WRITE US A SCIENCE FICTION: Tell us a story about a sleazy American politician and how he or she would make peace with a hostile Alien race. What's in it for the politician; what would each race lose, what would each race gain, how would the encounter affect American society?
WRITE US A HISTORICAL FICTION: Tell us a story about what might be found in the scrapbook of an Immortal - human or otherwise. Who finds the scrapbook, and what is done with it?
WRITE US A PARANORMAL: Tell us s story of an undertaker and his or her strange habits. These habits can manifest inside or outside of the funeral home and/or cemetery.
WRITE US A FANTASY: Tell us a story about a prince who must rescue a princess from a Las Vegas Casino. Who are these two disconnected royals, and what trials must they endure to succeed?
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