THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED TO SUBMISSIONS WHILE ENTRIES ARE JUDGED. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY.
Judges The judges for the competition are Veronica Castle, Lynne North and Clive West. Carly McCracken, proprietor of Crimson Cloak will be keeping track of the lists, without judges knowing which story belongs to who. * Veronica is the chief editor of Crimson Cloak Publishing and loves stories with a good solid structure to them. * Lynne North is an author of several books and Marketing Manager of Crimson Cloak Publishing. * Clive is a busy commercial writer as well as author of a number of books including the blockbuster white-collar crime story, The Road.
Prizes First Prize - $150 (this will be increased if there are a high number of entries so watch this space) Second Prize - $100 Third Prize - $50 Runner Ups - Free entry into the next competition
Competition opening date - Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
Competition closing date - Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 Lower word limit (minimum) - 1,500 Upper word limit (maximum) - 3,000 Entries are welcome from all countries but must be written in English.
Subject Matter Please look carefully at the picture - there are several key features which stand out, these being: • The hooded rider • The horse with red eyes • The body hanging from the gibbet • The castle with its single tower • The high mountain in the background • The lake, sea, loch, or fjord (etc)
We expect you to bring all of them into play although the scene depicted by the image may occur at the beginning, in the middle or at the conclusion of your story - that's entirely up to you.
If you've never written anything in the fantasy genre before, please don't let that put you off. A fresh perspective may be just what will catch the judges' attention.
Entrance Fee The entrance fee is $10, payable by goinghere. Make a careful note of the transaction ID that you will receive (this happens automatically although it may take a few minutes for it to arrive in your email account).