WOLVES I: Who Lives?

Part one of this 4 part serial award is due 21 August 2016.


Writing Prompt

WOLVES is a new serial award asking for authors to think (and write) about changelings, loners, packs, territory and most importantly, all things lupine. Here are the requirements for part 1:

  • A danger presenting itself with obtuse, hidden methods.
  • Inclement weather, incongruous journeys.
  • A  physical change.
  • A hint of destiny.
  • A chilling conclusion.

Genres & Themes

Natural and supernatural, adventurous, introspective and fantastical themes.

Word Count

Up to 1000 wolfish, winsome words.

Due Date

Sunday 21 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