Friday, 26 December 2014

#EuropeanMonsters #WritingPrompt competition

Hello, everyone!

This could be your prize!
You may have noticed that Djibril of The Future Fire has been running some fantastically #EuropeanMonsters specific #WritingPrompts on Twitter that are now starting to overflow on to Facebook and the British Fantasy Society's forums. He's even been kind enough to keep an eye on the resulting work and keep a Storify of them.

Well, we - the editorial team and Fox Spirit Books - were persuaded to get in on the action. So, here's what we're going to do. We are offering one shiny paperback copy of European Monsters to the most appreciated response to Djibril's European Monsters writing prompts. To see what you could win, have a look at the book page on the Fox Spirit website.

And here's what you need to do:
  1. Write a response to one of the daily #WritingPrompts starting with the "Am here to give my testimony of how I became a ..." Djibril supplies.
  2. Submit it on Twitter (use the tags so he can find them), Facebook (in reply to the posts on The Future Fire account) or the BFS forum (use the forum thread linked above).
  3. Get peope to vote for you on the survey, which will be opened once the writing prompts have closed (this post will be updated with a link when the form becomes available) is now open.
The writing prompts will continue until Sunday (28th), so all responses need to be submitted by midnight / end of Sunday (GMT).

Voting for the favourite entry closes by midnight / end of Wednesday 31st - better known as New Year's Eve - so don't forget to get your votes in.

Once we've had a chance to crawl out from under our hangovers (assuming alcohol is involved at New Year's), we'll compile the results and announce the winner on Twitter, Facebook and the BFS forum thread by the end of Thursday (1st).

Good luck and write well!

Jo Thomas

3 comments:

  1. Prompts offered (officially and unofficially) so far include…

    • "Am here to give my testimony of how I became a cockatrice"
    • "Am here to give my testimony of how I became a rangiferanthrope" (were-reindeer)
    • "Am here to give my testimony of how I became a yule cat"
    • "Am here to give my testimony of how I became a Mari Lwyd"
    • "Am here to give my testimony of how I turned into a gelatinous cube"
    • "Am here to give my testimony of how I became a grue"
    • "Am here to give my testimony of how I became a kelpie / water horse"
    • "Am here to give my testimony of how I became an Ogre Grýla"

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  2. Three more prompts today, and the contest ends at midnight GMT (although we might carry on playing next week…):

    • "Am here to give my testimony of how I became a valkyrie…"
    • "Am here to give my testimony of how I became a strigoi…"
    • "Am here to give my testimony of how I became a kraken…"

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  3. And the winner is: Valeria Vitale (@NOTTINAUTA) with her Grue confession!

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