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
PORCUPINES NEED LOVE TOO Award
(Borrowed from 9 More Awesome Creative Writing Prompts)
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.
All short stories due in 19 July
Write your story in 650 words or less
5000 words of any story of manuscript edited by the NiTH team.
All shortlisted entries receive feedback from judges
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.
You are free to use any setting and time period.
Have a character taking off clothes or putting them on at some point.
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.