A contest about the devil we know due Sunday 25 November 2018
THE LOGICAL PERIL AWARD
“When I think of fear, two truths come to the fore. First, that most fear is the fear of unknown. The second, ‘better the devil you know’. But what if that wasn’t true. What if our worst fear was the one right in front of us. What if we’d been in danger this whole time, and never knew it until now.”
Using the above as your starting point, compose a short story or flash fiction about fear revealed through an obvious but misunderstood peril.
Use the quote to start your piece, but feel free to amend it for voice and context, providing you don’t change it too much. The quote does not count towards the wordcount.
Any and all genres are welcome however remember that this is a story about fear.
675 words max. No minimum word count. Prompt quote must be included but not against the word count.
This story is due Sunday 25 November 2018
All authors are eligible for this award.
- First prize receives 5000 words feedback from NiTH team on a story or manuscript of your choosing.
- All entries receive feedback from judges by request.
A cover image is no longer a prerequisite, but we still love them. All cover images must be in 4:3 format landscape (not portrait). Most photo editing programs give you that option. If you’re using your phone, try the Snapseed app, it has lots of cool features as well. Another recommendation is Pixlr.
If including a cover image, ensure that you own the rights to that image or that you have permission, or that the image carries a free license. Make the filename of the image the name of your story and include a backlink to the source in the body text at the bottom of your story.
In the body text:
- Author name
- Award name
(Optional) Intro – 150 characters
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