Writing Contest Character Study | Porcupines Need Love Too Award

Writing Contest Character Study

 Creating a sympathetic character who is cold or unpersonable is tough for any writer, but that’s the challenge we’re setting in this competition.

Writing Contest Character Study


(Borrowed from 9 More Awesome Creative Writing Prompts)

Writing Prompt

Create a character who has trouble connecting with others. There problem might be physical, emotional or mental. Write their story and come up with a resolution, even if its temporary.

Short Story Contest Guidelines

Follow the guidelines, but don’t be afraid to challenge them if you need to.

  • Due Date

    All short stories due in 19 July

  • Word Count

    Write your story in 650 words or less

  • Prizes

    5000 words of any story of manuscript edited by the NiTH team.
    All shortlisted entries receive feedback from judges

Story Requirements

  • Characters

    Try to be creative in the way you present a character that has trouble connecting with outs. Think outside the box but bring it back to a relatable circumstance for the reader.

  • Setting

    You are free to use any setting and time period.

  • Special Requirements

    Have a character taking off clothes or putting them on at some point.

    1. First time at NiTH? Learn more about the NiTH Writing Contest
    2. Want to know more about what we’re looking for? Check out Part 1 of our Judges Roundtable

Entry Format

Include the title, author name and contest name like this


by Author Name

For the AWARD NAME Contest

Where do I Enter?

You can enter at our Submissions page.