by Max Griffin
It's all about one character's point of view
Welcome to the Just One Point of View Contest!
Third person limited dominates commercial fiction today, comprising about 70% of all published work. The purpose of this contest is to give authors the opportunity to showcase their mastery of this mode of story telling.
The most basic rule for our contest is that you must use third person limited for your story's narrative mode--first person and omniscient narrators are banished!
What are the rules? ▼
Will my entry be disqualified if I don't follow the rules? ▼
What are the prizes? ▼
Is there a limit to the number of entries in each contest round? ▼
How often and for how long does the contest run? ▼
What is the deadline for entries? ▼
What are the judging criteria? ▼
I'm really pumped! Can I enter more than one story? ▼
What are the other rules? I've got this awesome, unfinished erotic poem in non-rhyming choriambic foots. Can I enter it? I know you'll love it! ▼
Does this have to be a new story? ▼
What is third person limited, anyway? ▼
May I edit my story after I enter? ▼
Contest Judges ▼
Max's list of helpful stuff for authors ▼
How do I enter? ▼
Past Winners ▼
Our Generous Contest Sponsors ▼
What are you waiting for? Start writing!
The May contest is over. Check out our awesome winners above.
Congratulations to all the awardees and thanks to everyone who entered.
Come back in July for the next round of the contest.