Protest Pro Test Award

This Patreon funded award is due 7 May 2017.



Protest In Peace |Sophie L Macdonald

Death To The Fight | Joey To

Shooting Stars | Lydia Trethewey



Writing Prompt

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

Anne Frank

Compose a story that shows victory through protest, ‘peaceful’, ‘violent’ or otherwise. We are looking for stories that challenge both our perspective on the act of protest and the commonly held stereotypes of players on both sides.

Also include:

  • A challenge accepted
  • A chance at redemption not taken
  • Body vs property
  • A bag of treats that you can’t eat


This story can be any genre, provided it is in the spirit of protest.

Word Count

Up to 850 words. No minimum.

Due Date

Sunday 7 May 2017. There is no time zone restrictions. As long as it is Sunday somewhere then you can enter.


You must be a backer of our Patreon award prize pool to enter. Minimum $1


  • 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.
  • All shortlisted authors receive an equal share of our Patreon prize pool for that award.

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:

In the body text:

  • Title
  • Author name
  • Award name
  • Patreon name

(Optional) Intro – 150 characters

You can submit your story here

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Protest Pro Test Award