The Enlightened Award

Eleutheromania (n.) – An intense and irresistible desire for freedom.

The Enlightened Award

Short List & Winners Announcement

See the full short list and winners announcement here

Writing Prompt

You know the drill. Get up, work, go to bed. Surely there’s more? Every revolution was started by someone with a pen and a big idea, now it’s your turn.

Write about a character who’s completely sick to death of the daily routine. Somebody who’s just had enough and wants to turn the whole world upside down. It doesn’t matter how they do it, what they actually want to achieve by doing it, or what’s driven them to this point, as long as their world will never be the same again.

Basically, go wild, the chains are off. Oh and remember, the first rule of this prompt, is never talk about this prompt…


We’re looking for transgressive fiction for this one. Anything with elements of noir, satire or social commentary will be accepted also.

Word Count

900 of your most eye opening words.

Due Date

22 November 2015. There is no time zone restrictions. As long as it is Sunday somewhere then you can enter.


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.

Entry Format

Please read carefully!
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.

Also include:

Author Name
(Optional) Intro – 150 characters

How do I submit?

You can submit your story here.


This Award created by David R. Ford.