Sat, Oct 01|
Windows into the Multiverse Writing Contest
Contest Sponsored by Havok Publishing https://linktr.ee/havokauthornews @gohavok
Time & Location
Oct 01, 2022, 7:00 AM – Oct 31, 2022, 7:00 PM
About the event
Will Your 1,000 Word Story Be Featured?
This painting is what I prefer to call a “Window”. In a way paintings, photos, and other visual arts are “Windows” into another space. Whether it is the artist’s mind or a recreation of an actual place, these “Windows” allow us to pause for a moment and see someone else’s view.
Why the “Multiverse” then? Many authors use paintings, photos, and other visual arts in order to write fantastical stories of different places, times, and planets. When you look at this painting where do you go? A gas giant in the outer reaches? A crystal cave in the depths of the earth? A garden in full bloom? This “Window” can lead anywhere your imagination can create. This time I decided to choose a more abstract image to see what writers would see when they look at this painting. I cannot wait to read about what YOU see in this image.
This popular contest will be a staple of the magazine going forward. Our most recent Dual-Winners can be found in the Fantasy section and the Science Fiction section. In the Autumn Edition 2022, you will find “Waves” by Sarah Ryder in the Fantasy section, and “The Parting Glass” by Daphne Self in the Science Fiction section. Both of these stories were so good that we couldn’t help but give them both the prize.
How to Participate
You are asked to write a micro-story beginning with “Through the window, I saw...” using this painting as inspiration. The only restriction on your creativity is that you keep your micro-story clean. All genres are accepted.
Submissions will open on October 1st, 2022, and end on October 31st, 2022. Please keep your submission to 1,000 words (slight overage is allowed). Send your micro-story, your name as you would like it to appear, the genre of the story, social media handle/website, and an email for contact purposes to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will not use your micro-stories without your permission, and the winner/s will be sent pages for approval. The winner/s will appear in our December 20th, 2022 Winter Edition along with the image on this page.
Depending on the number of submissions we receive, there will be either winners in several genre categories OR an overall winner. Each winner or the overall winner will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card and an author feature ($40 value). The winner/s will be decided by the Clean Fiction staff and excerpts may be used for promotional purposes.
We cannot wait to see what you do with this new image and are excited to read your submissions!
Happy Writing! ~ Amy Lynn McConahy, Publisher
The information gathered for the contest will only be used for the purposes of the contest and will not be sold to anyone else. For the small print follow the link below: