And under no circumstances give two characters the same name
– Every expert at fiction writing ever
The Barry + Barry Award
Short List & Winners Announcement
Read the full short list and winners announcement here.
Write a story involving two characters with the same name. Involve this issue with the plot, comedy or tragedy somehow. While you can use nicknames and other monikers to seperate the two, the crux of the story should still involve this same name quandry.
The characters do not have to look alike, be related, same gender etc.
…But they can if you like.
Any and all genres are available to you on this most esteemed award.
Up to 600 words. Some same, some different.
All submissions due on the 1st November 2015. There is no time zone restrictions. As long as it is Sunday somewhere then you can enter.
Update: Winner will be announced on Friday the 6th of November.
First prize receives 5000 words feedback from NiTH team on a story or manuscript of your choosing.
All entries received feedback from judges by request.
Include 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.
(Optional) Intro – 150 characters