Writing Contest Based On A Misunderstanding
The Warren’s Ashes Award
“…Your defect is a propensity to hate everybody.”
“And yours,” he replied with a smile, “is wilfully to misunderstand them.”
– Jane Austen | Pride and Prejudice
Short List & Winners Announcement
Full short list and winners announcement here.
Write a story based on a misunderstanding, where characters act under a false belief, be it deliberate or otherwise. Engage the reader with dramatic irony and create tension through the story.
Short Story Contest Guidelines
The guidelines are here to help you.
All entries due no later than the 16th of August 2015
Up to 700 of your best words.
First prize receives 5000 words edited by members of the NiTH team on a manuscript of their choosing.
All short listed authors receive feedback on their stories by request.
A minimum of three characters must be in the story. Everyone must have names, including the narrator.
The story can be set anywhere and anytime. There are no genre requirements either.
Include the scattering of ashes, visiting a grave, or some other kind of bereavement. (No requirement that this be a tragic or sad story).
Include the title, author name and contest name like this
New: Write your own story introduction.
150 characters or less on what your story is about (If you can’t do this leave it blank)
by Author Name
For the AWARD NAME Contest
Where Do I Enter?
Enter at our Submissions page.