FlashThis winter has been the longest in memory, and the town’s reserves are dwindling. You have been elected (on account of drawing the shortest straw) to venture out into the cold and dark and see how the neighbouring town fares. All you have is a bedroll, some warm furs, dried meat, and your trusty lantern.
(Borrowed from Writing Prompts For Fantasy Stories)
The LANTERN’S FLAME Fantasy Writing Award
Short List & Winner Announcement
Short Story Contest Guidelines
For this fantasy writing award follow the guidelines as best as you can, but don’t be afraid to express your creativity and challenge the rules and requirements.
Submissions Due on the 26 June 2015 for an early July Winner Announcement
No more than 650 words
Winner receives feedback on up to 5000 words of an original story or manuscript
All shortlisted authors receive feedback on their stories by request.
The prompt implies a first person point of view, but this is not a requirement. Yo may also write from third person (or second person if you’re up to it).Character traits and the number of characters in your story is up to you. Remember to give everyone a name though.
Using the prompt as your guide set it in and around a remote villiage or town. Make sure you specify a time and place, even if it’s a fantasy world (Year of the Ogre etc) this is important for readers to connect to your story.
Make mention of ‘eyes’ somewhere in your story, including their colour and nature (fierce, deep, belonging to an Ogre etc)
Include the title, author name and contest name like this
by Author Name
For the LANTERN’S FLAME Fantasy Writing Award
Where Do I Enter?
You can enter at our Entries page.
Best of luck to everyone who enters. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments