The prize is a made-to-order story of 5000 to 7000 words (often more), written for and dedicated to the winner.
Made-to-order stories work like this.
- The winner gives me two characters (one of which should be the hero or heroine and the other a minor character) and an object.
- The winner gives me a trope, a common story line or theme selected from this list:
Here’s what happens next:
I write the story any way I like, one that includes the winner’s three choices and my interpretation of the trope.
I send the winner an electronic copy before it appears as a gift to my newsletter subscribers
I retain copyright and I may use the story later either as it is or amended. It usually becomes a newsletter giveaway. If I later create a print version, the winner will get a signed copy.
Delivery speed will depend on how long it takes me to write the story and deliver it to the winner, but I’ll keep the winner informed.
THERE IS NO CURRENT CONTEST