Competition informationThe blank page can be a daunting enemy, as every writer knows. But some writers face a different, perhaps harder challenge - being given someone else’s idea, a historical fact, or something as simple as a picture, and being told they need to bring it to life. In two weeks. Or they’re fired.
It is this challenge that Circalit now brings to you, in the form of our new Ether short-story competition. Partnered with Ether Books, we will provide you with a starting point; it might be the beginning few sentences of a story, a point in history or simply a word. From that point, it’s your job to craft a beautiful, moving and unique story that clocks in at no more than 3000 words.
The lucky winner will find themselves published by Ether books, a prestigious online publisher of short stories whose iPhone app regularly features authors including Hilary Mantel, Sir Paul McCartney and Lionel Shriver to name but a few.
The theme for this competition is:
"A man stands at the top of a hill.
In the distance he can see the being he has come to know as The Devil, running. Fleeing.
In his hand he holds a blade, gleaming meekly in the cold morning sunshine.
At his feet, with the tranquility that only the most beautiful of corpses can muster, lies the woman he has loved his entire life."
N.B your story need not contain this quote
Entry FeeFree entry
How the winner will be selected?Our judges will read all the entries before deciding a winner.
PrizeThe winning will be published by Ether Books.
RulesOnly one entry per person. All entrants must be based on the theme - however loosely.