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The greatest writing challenge on WDC — WRITE AN OPENING CHAPTER!



Welcome to the WDC Festive Season 2017 round of THE PINK FLUFFY UNICORN CONTEST *Unicorn* , a tri-annual contest hosted by Schnujo , Ye Olde Book Shopgirl 739 and Bob the Pink Fluffy Unicorn :) .

For many millennia, Pink Fluffy Unicorns have hidden behind rainbows while working their marvelous magic upon our mundane plane, bringing pink, fluffy dreams to countless children but striking dread into the hearts of evil wrongdoers. Now it's our turn to do something in return for our pink and fluffy friends. Let's show them some literary lovin'.

During the month of December, we challenge you to write the best opening chapter possible for a novel about Unicorn(s).

If you don't want to write a unicorn story, don't despair. Your story doesn't actually have to be about unicorns, but they must be clearly involved in some way. For example, is a poor girl found murdered in a dark alley and the only clue to her identity is an unusual unicorn tattoo? Perhaps an archaeologist has uncovered an Ancient Greek statue of a unicorn in an Inca temple in South America, prompting a huge row over whether there was actually trade between the continents in the distance pre-Columbian past. It's your novel, so write whatever kind of story floats your cloud.

We are accepting submissions in two categories: CHILDREN & YA NOVELS and ADULT NOVELS. Your opening chapter must be no longer than 2,000 words, though you may add a brief (500 word max) synopsis at the end of the chapter if you wish.

You can write any kind of story you want, so long as Unicorn(s) are clearly somehow significant within the story. While the theme, tone and genre you choose are completely your choices, there are rules. *Bigsmile*


Only ONE entry per member, which must be:

1) An opening chapter of a novel (you don't have to write the whole thing, but we'd like a share of the royalties if you do and it's a bestseller) — either CHILDREN'S/YA or ADULT.
2) Your own work.
3) Newly written for this contest.
4) Rated 18+ or below.
5) A maximum of 2,000 words for your opening chapter and 500 words for the optional synopsis at the end of the chapter but on the same static item. Please include a word count below your chapter in your static item.
6) Any genre so long as Unicorn(s) *Unicorn* *Unicorn2* are clearly significant within your story.
7) You don't have to use the word “Unicorn” within the chapter, but if there's no obvious connection to, or mention of, Unicorn(s) then you won't win.
8) Imaginative use of color, a unique and relevant cover image, and/or emoticons to promote your chapter is not mandatory but may enhance your chances of winning.
9) Posted as a static item in your port and linked to this contest forum using a {bitem:XXXXXXXX} link BEFORE the deadline.
10) When you post your entry to this forum, please use a message title of either “CHILDREN/YA ENTRY” or “ADULT ENTRY”.
11) No editing after the deadline, which for this round is Midnight WDC time on SUNDAY 31st DECEMBER, 2017. You may edit as much as your pink, fluffy heart desires up until that time.
12) Results will be posted on or around 15th January, 2018.

And why should you enter? Well…

Once you've entered AND your submission has been accepted as complying with the contest rules, then you will become eligible to collect our exclusive Pink Fluffy Unicorns Holidays Trinket! *Unicorn*

And if you haven't previously collected the Pink Fluffy Unicorns Trinket, you will be able to collect that too.

And if that were not enough in itself, for every qualified entry, we will give the entrant a WDC UNICORN MERIT BADGE!

Merit Badge in Rare
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"Reviewing MB" counts the most sent MBes on the site. I'm just trying to reach the same goal with unicorns *^*Laugh*^*! Happy WdC birthday week.


YES! You get a merit badge JUST for entering this contest.

AND if you're actually good enough to place in this difficult contest against tough opposition, then you'll also win…


For the best ten* examples of narrative unicornification on the site we will award our exclusive Pink Fluffy Unicorns merit badge!!! *Unicorn*

Merit Badge in Pink Fluffy Unicorns
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Congratulations on being the very first recipient of the Pink Fluffy Unicorn merit badge, which I am awarding in recognition of the fact that you wrote the first Pink Fluffy Unicorn poem, which is awesome. I refer, of course, to  [Link To Item #2110815] . May you continue to glorify those Pink Fluffy Unicorns with your magical verses and by dancing on rainbows in their honour. *^*Bigsmile*^*

Pink Fluffy Unicorns are very rare and extremely shy, so this merit badge would make a unique addition to your collection.

Plus the following for each of our two categories of CHILDREN/YA and ADULT:

First Place* =           75k Pink Fluffy Awardicorn *RibbonP*

Second Place* =          50k Pink Fluffy Awardicorn *RibbonP*

Third Place* =          25k Pink Fluffy Awardicorn *RibbonP*

Two Pink Fluffy Mentions* =          10k Pink Fluffy Awardicorn *RibbonP*

*For First Place to be awarded, there must be a minimum of three entries in that category. For Second Place, six entries in that category. For Third Place, nine entries in that category. For Pink Fluffy Mentions, twelve entries in that category.


The First Place CHILDREN/YA opening chapter and the First Place ADULT winners will battle it out to prove which of them is the better story in terms of reader satisfaction, ie. Best plot, characters and hook into the rest of the novel. The winner will be the GRAND PRIZE WINNER, and a 125k Pink Fluffy Star *StarfishP* awarded to the author's novel folder or portfolio.


Your judges are:

         Ye Olde Book Shopgirl 739 PINK FLUFFY UNICORN CONTEST WINNER
         Bob the Pink Fluffy Unicorn :) — BOB! *Bigsmile*


Entries received during previous rounds may be found in the "PINK FLUFFY ARCHIVES

          CHILDREN'S & YA ENTRIES *Unicorn*

         "Unicorns On The Moon"   by Snow Princess Megan Rose

          ADULT ENTRIES *Unicorn*

         "A Unicorn’s Tale"   by BIG BAD WOLF NHRU
         "Unicorns in Pieces"   by Thankful Sonali YAY PHOEBE!


Should you feel so completely and utterly blessed by the Pink Fluffy Unicorns in your life that you wish to donate to their cause, please post your generous offering of gift points in the forum below where it will be immediately whisked away to a land where Pink Fluffy Unicorns dance on rainbows. *BigSmile* Donations of 40k or above will be rewarded with a merit badge.

Donations received during previous rounds may be found in the "PINK FLUFFY ARCHIVES

Pink Fluffy Unicorns are doing happy dances upon their clouds because of the generosity of:

         ~ Sisco ~                                                  50,000 gps


Thank you, Wanderingwordsmith🐿️ , for making the contest banner and judges' signatures.
And, THANK YOU AGAIN, Wanderingwordsmith🐿️ , for the awesome Pink Fluffy Awardicorn that graces this contest page.
Thank you, Sally , for your advice while setting up the contest.
And a huge thank you to whoever nominated this contest for "The Quill Awards

*Unicorn* Contest featured in: "For Authors Newsletter (March 22, 2017)"Fantasy Newsletter (March 29, 2017)"Action/Adventure Newsletter (April 5, 2017)"Drama Newsletter (April 5, 2017)"Poetry Newsletter (April 5, 2017)"Drama Newsletter (August 30, 2017)"Action/Adventure Newsletter (September 20, 2017)"Drama Newsletter (September 27, 2017)"Action/Adventure Newsletter (December 13, 2017)"Drama Newsletter (December 20, 2017)"Romance/Love Newsletter (December 20, 2017)


Good luck, y'all. May the Pink Fluffy Unicorns be with you!

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