Hello everyone (watchers and strangers alike),
So it's been a while since I hosted a contest and I was wondering if anyone would be up for a contest for writers. Open for people of all skill levels, even those who have never written before.
The idea of the contest would be that I'd have maybe 3 prompts (chosen from a fantasy generator) and the contestants would have to write a short story based on one of the prompts. Some examples of prompts (but not the ones I'll choose for the contest) are:
"Flames rise from a fire in the shape of a wolf."
"A ghostly maiden lies beneath the surface of a lake"
"A lone falcon rests upon a leafless tree."
Prizes would include points, art, and features.
So now for my questions for you:
1) would you be interested in joining? And if you know any friends who would want to join, can you redirect them to this journal? I want to make sure I have enough interest in the contest before I make it a thing.
2)How long should the contest be open for? I think more than a month is too long, but I also want to give people enough time to write. Thoughts?
3) What should the minimum word requirement be? I don't want people submitting like single paragraphs, but at the same time I don't want the requirement to be high enough to discourage people from joining...
4) Would anyone be willing to donate prizes? Points, free art, features, llamas, and anything else you can think of are welcomed...