Our 2023 Writing Challenge is active and taking submissions!
Last year, we had a fantastic run of entries for the challenge, and once again, it’s time to boldly go where no writer has gone before!
Let’s face it, writing can be tough. Staring at a blank page can be like staring into the abyss. But writing to a prompt for a small challenge can be just the kick in the cosmic pants needed to get the creative juices flowing. It can be a fun way to explore new genres and themes, nerd out about your favourite franchise, and find out new ways to write you’d never thought you could. Dig into those realms of plot ideas you’ve got brewing, drag out the lists of “what if” and try it out!
This year, the leading entrant of last year’s contest, Fleet Captain Kalianna Nicholotti has ingeniously provided the prompt for our community this time around…
I can imagine some of your heads are already churning through the prompt and coming up with all manner of ideas. Themes immediately spring to mind of change and transformation, the characters ploughing through the depths of their development and emerging stronger for it. Or maybe renewal and continuation, for characters that reach a turning point and discover a new path, forging their destiny ahead. Perhaps your characters will endure, exploring themes of perseverance and resilience, against insurmountable obstacles, and overcoming them through determination and teamwork.
The creativity of this community is in the details. From the eloquent prose and deep emotion to the twists and turns of plot magic, this group truly invites you to boldly go where no one has gone before.
Members are welcome to submit solo stories, or team up with a buddy to submit a collaborative epic! The judging team is looking forward to the entries submitted for this special writing challenge event.
All stories must be submitted by Sunday, May 28th at 11:59pm Pacific Time. Good luck!