UPDATE 10/31/13 - Tomorrow, Nov. 1st, at midnight (11:59 PM PST) is the cutoff date to get your entries in! If you want to participate, get those stories submitted in before then!
Bring Out the Monsters!
About this time every year, ghastly fiends slink out from their hidden lairs. Horrendous beasts come forth to feast. Our nightmares spring to life. It's time to imprison these horrors safely into story form in our Fiendish Fan Fiction Contest! The theme for this contest is "Monsters and Creatures."
Halloween is fast approaching, so let's celebrate by breaking out the pens and pencils (or keyboards)!
This contest will run from Sept. 20th, 2013 to Nov. 1st 2013.
Fan Fiction only.
The theme is "Monsters and Creatures." Your entry must include some kind of monster or creature.
Stories must be written on or after Sept. 20th, specifically for this contest.
Word count: 3000 words maximum, no minimum
Proper grammar, spelling, punctuation is important.
Stories must comply with dA rules and guidelines (no porn).
One entry per person.
Entries Will Be Judged On:
Originality. A fan fiction about a woman being cornered by vampires, who then proceeds to beat the undead crud out of them, may seem interesting ... unless it is a Buffy the Vampire Slayer story. That's another day at the "office" for her. Stories will be judged on their uniqueness.
Skill. Grammar, spelling and punctuation will be judged.
Impact. How much emotional impact does the entry have? Does it make us laugh, cry, tremble, cheer, and so forth?
One year Premium Membership
deviantART Print, value $35 (or less) or 700 points
Six month Premium Membership
deviantART Print, value $25 (or less) or 500 points
Three month Premium Membership
*Special note on prizes - Premium Memberships will be rewarded approximately one week after the winners are announced. Art Prints and Points will be rewarded within two weeks of the following month.