To The Nines Award Part: 6

Part 6 of our scintillating To The Nines Award.


Writing Prompt

Mark of the devil. 666.

This week it’s time to raise up a villain, or bring the antihero to the fore. Let’s see something from an evil perspective, or perhaps a good egg gone bad. Think about The Marriage of Heaven & Hell by William Blake, Fight Club and Taxi Driver.


Continue in the genres of your serialised stories.

Word Count

666 devilish incantations.

Due Date

Sunday 14 August 2016. 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 receive feedback from judges by request.

Entry Format



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.

Also include:


Author name

(Optional) Intro – 150 characters

You can submit your story here