Now, the moment you've all been waiting for, our very first contest!! But, before you read the information and start to enter, read our intro.
Intro We decided in order to make our contest memorable and unique, we would recognize famous writers from around the world, and have one prompt inspired by them. Therefore, for our first contest, we would like to recognize a writer with the pen name George Orwell. His real name was Eric Arthur Blair, and he lived from 1903 to 1950. He wrote numerous novels, critiques, and journals, his most famous works being Animal Farm and 1984. During his years, George Orwell once said, "For a creative writer possession of the 'truth' is less important than emotional sincerity." And we'll leave you with that dear writers.
Prompts (3 total) 1. Irony Prompt (Word limit: 5-150 words or 2-50 lines)
Beautiful Irony is defined as "when the very thing that tried to destroy you, instead made you stronger." For this prompt writer, write about beautiful irony. Whether about how you would envision it, how you experienced it, how you think about it, examples of it, or anything concerning beautiful irony. You must compose this piece as a poem but it can be any genre.
2. War Prompt (Word limit: 50-1,00)
For this prompt writer, write a story based on war. Whether it be how one experiences war, witnesses war, lives through war, knows someone in war, etc, etc. The options are limitless. However, this piece must be composed as a short story but it can be any genre.
3. Miscellaneous Prompt (Word limit: 50-1,000 or 2-50 lines)
The third prompt will always be our famous writer inspired prompt, therefore, this contest's prompt is inspired by George Orwell. For this prompt writers, write a prompt about society. In many of George Orwell's works, he writes about how he believed society would end up or how he envisioned it during a certain time period. We left this prompt very vague for the reason we want to see how you handle it. This also means it can be composed anyway you prefer as well as be any genre.
Rules & Regulations (READ ALL THE WAY THROUGH BECAUSE IF YOU DON'T FOLLOW THEM YOU'LL BE DISQUALIFIED)
Like this piece, if you're interested in this contest, plan on entering, or will enter
Once your piece is published, comment below the title (and the link if you're feeling nice)
In the title of your piece put '#GOrwell' and then the number of the prompt you did. For example, if you did prompt #1, your title would have '#GOrwell1'
In your footnotes, you must include the date you finished/published that piece. This allows me to know you finished the version before the due date, even if you publish it a million times.
All pieces must be kept PG-13, meaning no curse words allowed, in any variations. (With the exception of 'hell' in certain contexts, crap and damn is fine)
All entries are due on December 4th, 2019, meaning it can be published on that day, but not on the day after (December 5th)
If any pieces go against the rules, then we will comment on your piece and give you 48 hours to fix it. If no changes or errors are fixed, then your piece will be disqualified.
If you're wondering about the criteria we'll be looking at, you can look at our contest rubric titled 'Writing Contest Criteria'
You may use previously written work, however, make sure to add the correct '#' in the title and write in the footnotes the day you published it
However, I strongly advise you to write something new
It cannot be too sexual
You may enter each prompt, but only once. Therefore, you can have up to three entries total
Follow WTW guideline
Prizes are the same for all prompts
Be creative and original
Prizes 1st Place: 4 reviews (all your choice), a shoutout in our 'Message to Writers' box, mentioned in our Must Reads (for either the month of November or December, depends on when you write it), 3 comments/likes (our choice), the (metaphorical) 'Writers Award' (in which the next contest we have, you'll help pick one of the winners and pass the award onto them), & also bragging rights
2nd Place: 2 reviews (both your choice), mention in our Must Reads(for either the month of November or December, depends on when you write it), & 2 comments/likes (our choice)