The Classic Story Contest
Round Six Closed for Judging~Write a strong character and win big prizes!
Thanks to iKïyå§ama for the lovely banner for this contest!
Many thanks to Coolhand the original creator of this contest in May of 2008.
Highlighted in the following WdC Newsletters:
"Contests & Activities Newsletter (November 29, 2011)"
"Contests & Activities Newsletter (December 13, 2011)"
"Contests & Activities Newsletter (April 18, 2012)"
"Contests & Activities Newsletter (September 19, 2012)"
"Contests & Activities Newsletter (October 31, 2012)"
"Contests & Activities Newsletter (November 6, 2012)"
"Drama Newsletter (May 8, 2013)"
How many times have you read a novel and two weeks later couldn't remember the name of the protagonist? F. Scott Fitzgerald said, "Character is plot, plot is character."
Peter LaSalle has noted, "out of character, plot easily grows, but out of plot, a character does not necessarily follow."
Who can forget Captain Ahab, Scrooge, Huckleberry Finn, Scarlett O'Hara, or Lennie from "Of Mice and Men"? These strong characters brought life to these classic books and will never be forgotten.
Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to create a character that I will remember long after your story ends. A character that brings your story to life, and makes it matter.
Need inspiration to develop your character? Did you know there's an 'app' for that?
FICTION STORIES ONLY (NO NOVEL CHAPTERS)
A minimum word count of 2000 up to a maximum of 10,000 words.
Punctuation, spelling, style and grammar will be taken into consideration.*
* This counts towards the overall rating--keep in mind, this is a contest about writing a strong character. In the end, it's the character I remember the most that is awarded as the winner.
Only 1st Place will be awarded if there is less than 10 entries. I want your achievement to matter.
Older stories welcomed. New creations are encouraged.
Since I'm the only judge, if there is an overload of entries, a cap of twenty-five will be allowed this round.
No Awarded Entries*
* If an entry receives an award before winners are announced--it will be disqualified.
No rating over 18+
No Erotica No Vampires, Werewolves, or Zombies
One entry per person. Story to be entered only once--no previous entries to this contest to be submitted again.
Include word count within the story--top or bottom--not in the forum.
You may edit content until close of contest, but I may review your entry at anytime.
Post your entry in bitem format. Need help? "Item Link Details"
1st Place: 25K Awardicon, A Writing Merit Badge, and 25,000 points.
2nd Place: 10K Awardicon, A Writing Merit Badge, and 10,000 points.
3rd Place: A Writing Merit Badge, and 5,000 points.
Honorable Mention(s): A Writing Merit Badge
DONATIONS and JUDGING
If you would like to support this effort, your donations can be sent to:
"The Classic Story Contest Bank"
It will be greatly appreciated. Hopefully, together, we can look forward to many classic stories. Donations of 35,000 points, or more, will receive a merit badge. Donors feel free to enter. A list of past donors can be found here: "Patrons of the Arts"
I will be the sole judge, but if I'm a big fan of your work and cannot be partial in my judging, I will ask another member to step in to judge your entry.
Past winners are posted here: "The Literary Guild"
Forum for contest entries only! Any questions or comments, feel free to email me: Lornda
Remember to read the rules before posting--it's hard to disqualify a good entry.
Thanks for entering!
QUALIFIED ENTRIES: Review Sent =
"Sweet Tea" by Thomas Beckett
"A Sort of Homecoming" by Josh T. Alto
"The Lady May's Maid" by A E Willcox ~ Is Away on Hols
"When Tigers Roar" by VanderhausIII
"Next in Line" by rsjakovac
"The Things They Abandoned" by Vacant Vagrant
"Disappearing Act" by pdm
"Pictures " by susanL
"Elspeth" by Ghostranch
"Sangfroid" by KoffeeKat
Entry not listed? Check the rules to qualify.
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