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Welcome to the World Weaver’s Championship!
There are many contests on W.com which look at genre stories or answers to a given prompt.
Those of you who have participated in the Character Gauntlet by Mynt* will know it is a little bit different: 15 days of prompts to help you flesh out your character and earn a little recognition in the process.
The World Weavers’ Championship is my effort to expand on where the Gauntlet leaves off. Here we’ll tackle the set, the cultures and politics and the part your world plays in your story. That’s not to say that this is a strictly fantasy or sci-fi contest! This applies just as much to the fictional representations of contemporary or historical settings.
This forum will also serve as a discussion area for feedback, advice, and ideas when the contest is not running.
Round Nine commences 1st December 2017.
On 1st December at 5pm WDC time I will announce 3 prompts.
You have 90 days to write a short story of 1000 to 4000 words based for each prompt.
The deadline for all 3 stories is 5pm WDC time 28th February 2018.
Each entry must be linked in a post in this forum and presented in the b-item or f-entry format.
Your three stories do not need to have narrative links to each other.
You may submit each of the stories at any time before the closing date and continue to edit up to the deadline, even if you have already submitted the link in the forum.
All ratings and genres are accepted.
Prizes will be awarded to the best entry for each prompt and the best of those three finalists. That means 4 prizes.
Each of the 3 prompts has a prize pool of
First place 25k awardicon and an Attention to Detail merit badge (or GPs)
Second place 25k awardicon (or GPs)
Third place 10k awardicon (or GPs)
The grand prize is a 75k awardicon (or GPs)
conditional awards ▼
Merit badges may be awarded between contest rounds
Donations to World Weavers are appreciated.
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Related items can be found in World Weavers' Binder
Please check out Contest Central Station for more contests.
A special thank you to Dawn Embers for featuring us in "Action/Adventure Newsletter (April 22, 2015)" and "Fantasy Newsletter (August 16, 2017)"
Elle in "Fantasy Newsletter (August 5, 2015)"
and ~*~Leger~*~ in "Contests & Activities Newsletter (August 9, 2017)"
* dead link removed following deletion of user profile