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BurningMidnightOil

United Kingdom

Currently burning the midnight oil. I am a writer, poet, avid reader, musician, and artist. I'm fourteen years old.
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Message to Readers

Apologies for reposting; I want everyone to have a chance at entering! READ FOOTNOTES CAREFULLY.

Also, please unpublish any drafts of your work by September 20th! It makes my job easier:)

My First Contest!! #hearmyvoice

September 20, 2019

FREE WRITING

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Hello, WtW writers, poets and story scribblers!

I am hosting a contest to give back to the writing community.
Details are as follows:

GUIDELINES (IMPORTANT!):
I will not consider pieces with poor grammar. I’ll leave a comment for you to have a chance to fix those mistakes. If nothing is done or improvement is limited, you will not be considered in the running.

Your piece(s) should be impacting. It should make me, as well as everyone else, feel SOMETHING. I generally like pieces that have imagery, syntax, and diction *hint, hint*.

PROMPT (limit one entry per prompt. Five total entries allowed.)

1. What inspired you to write? What gave you LIFE?

2. “Abstraction is often one floor above you.” Also include the following words/concepts: magick, robotic arm, radio

3. It’s the French Revolution. What is happening? Put your own spin on the historical event.

4. A man was murdered at dusk. Must include the following phrases/concepts: vintage car, batman comic, crab apples

5. Nonfiction (must be prose)—our world is dying. What can we do as young adults to save the planet? Give us stats, quotes, etc.

WORD/LINE LIMIT (no more no less, no exceptions)

Prose: 500-1500 words

Poetry: 10-25 lines

TYPE: Prose and/or Poetry 

DUE DATE: September 20th

PRIZES (same for each prompt. Meaning there will be 3 winners along with the HM for EACH prompt)

1st: follow, 5 detailed reviews (of your choice), 5 likes of my choice, 5 comments

2nd: follow, 3 detailed reviews (of your choice), 3 likes of my choice, 3 comments

3rd: follow, 2 detailed reviews (of your choice), 2 likes of my choice, 1 comment

Honourable Mention: follow, 1detailed review (of your choice), 1 like

RESULT DATE: September 30-October 10th (approximate dates. I will keep you all updated.)
If you are entering the contest LIKE this.

TAG YOUR PIECE (#hearmyvoice) SO I CAN FIND IT!!

PUT IN THE FOOTNOTES WHICH PROMPT YOU USED!

Once you are done, POST LINK(S) IN THE COMMENTARY BELOW. 

Happy writing and best of luck:)

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15 Comments
  • Artburger

    Here is my piece on prompt 4. It is titled silence. Enjoy!
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/129168/version/248298


    1 day ago
  • BurningMidnightOil

    @r|A|i|N,
    Regarding your question, yes, pieces that are specifically written without proper grammar for artistic purposes will be considered. However, please let me know in the footnotes just in case my non-existent brain doesn’t catch that! I hope you enter, looking forward to your submission! Thanks for asking!


    2 days ago
  • r|A|i|N

    i may enter, but i'm curious about your "no poor grammar" policy - what about pieces that decide not to use proper grammar for artistic reasons?


    2 days ago
  • Saadia

    I will be entering! Sending link soon.


    6 days ago
  • and-peggy

    Thanks for your comment on my contest! The hashtag thing made me feel better, since I had a stupidly hard time coming up with one. You've earned a gold star for commenting, and I can't wait to see what you come up with. Happy writing!


    7 days ago
  • pym

    Dead Poet in Construction
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/free_writing/126915/versions/244145


    12 days ago
  • Dmoral13

    Why do I write?
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/127477/version/245172


    13 days ago
  • MarSan

    Just finished Prompt 4! Thank you!
    Title: The Night Chicago Died
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/127110/version/244593


    17 days ago
  • and-peggy

    Title: Still Waiting
    Prompt: 1
    Link: https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/126913/version/244364


    18 days ago
  • New York_dreamer

    Just posted my entry! Prompt 4, title: When the Sun goes Down (#hearmyvoice) Hope you enjoy! :)


    19 days ago
  • BurningMidnightOil

    @and-peggy,

    Yes, you may. However, please keep them at a minimum. Best of luck!


    19 days ago
  • and-peggy

    Can I use swear words?


    19 days ago
  • BurningMidnightOil

    @ajamwal, @New York_dreamer,

    I’m glad the instructions made sense. I want everyone to understand the rules and guidelines. Far too often, I see contests but pass them by because of the vague instructions.

    I look forward to both of your submissions; I’m sure they will be fantastic!


    19 days ago
  • New York_dreamer

    Hopefully I can come up with something good! Also, I agree with @ajamwal, your instructions are much appreciated! :)


    20 days ago
  • ajamwal

    Thank you @BurningMidnightOil, by the way, thank you for being very clear on the instructions I really appreciate it.


    20 days ago