The Grande, Vast & Brief Award

A quickfire award about big and little things due 5 June

Grande, Vast & Brief Award

Writing Prompt

In the tradition of great fantasy both contemporary and classic, write a work of epic fantasy.. in no more than 400 words.. use this as your starting point. (Doesn’t count towards word count total).

“In the great valley of Grande Vast, something small is about to happen…”


Write your story loosely to the fantasy genre.

Word Count

No more than 400 of your grandest, most far

Due Date

5 June 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:


Also include:


Author name

(Optional) Intro – 150 characters

You can submit your story here