Short Story Competition Details

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With only two days until the competition goes live, are you prepared?

On 1 June 2017, the first short story competition will start.  Anyone will have the chance to write a short story of 7500 words or less and submit it to our judging panel.

How do you get started?

Once you have figured out what story you are to write, submit your interest by sending an email with the following details to; [email protected]

Your Name:
Your Age:
Your main character in OF:
Story Title: (this can be changed later)
Age Rating:

Once you’ve done this, you will officially be entered into the competition!

It is the middle of June and you are finished?

That’s great, but do you want to submit it yet?  We will only accept the first submission and no revisions so, ensure you have it perfect!

What will you be judged on?

It is only fair that you are told the criteria you are going to be put against, so here it is;

  • Premise/Concept/Plot    10%

Does writer engage the reader’s attention immediately?  Is tone, setting and character established promptly?  Is the premise/Concept logical, or too far fetched?

  • Presentation    20%

Is writing fresh and free of clichés? Does it reveal writer’s vision and attitude clearly?  Are viewpoint changes and pacing handled smoothly?

  • Characters & Dialogue    20%

Are characters believable, well-rounded?  Actions and interactions consistent and well motivated?

  • Theme    10%

Does the theme represent what has been set down? Does it correspond to current knowledge from fans? Is it believable?

  • Plot    20%

Does progression seem inevitable without being too predictable?  Is story interesting and compelling to read?

  • Style/Tone    20%

Is grammar and punctuation correct? Spelling accurate?  Is manuscript professionally prepared?   Are details consistent and correct?

If there are any questions, please email; [email protected]

Good luck everyone!