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Literary contest: Small Towns Big Stories

Created : 26.11.2018 / Number of participants : 12 / Open

Together with Association of Writers and Writing Program, Litnet launches a contest to grant three gifted writers a registration waiver, a return ticket to Portland and accommodation during the days of the Conference! Three finalists will be chosen from all the participating novels and will be invited to attend AWP Bookfair in March.

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Dangerous Love

Millyrics

Rosaline is a teenage girl living in a small town where crime is hidden and lots of mysteries were to be revealed . She is quiet, shy and a genius herself that doesn't consider being a popular girl because she never has the guts of being one. Even though she is too demure, Rosaline herself is a secr... more info

4788 89 8

Overall Rating: 11

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In progress: 08 Dec 74 pages

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Third in Command

Millyrics

Liana Williams is an Alpha daughter that was supposed to run a pack at hand until the merciless Alpha Nicolas came and killed hundreds of her people. Traumatized in what she had seen, Liana came up with an idea to seek revenge. She was welcomed in a pack in the small werewolf town called sunville wh... more info

502 13 2

Overall Rating: 2

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In progress: 05 Dec 58 pages

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Kamali's Assistant

Jessica Wright

If you're looking for a fun adventure where the good guys live happily ever after and the villains get what they deserve...go watch a Disney movie. This isn't that kind of story. This is my life and it sucks. If you want to read about a guy from a small town who can see ghosts and winds up letting... more info

957 23 9

Overall Rating: 8

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Full text 191 pages

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Tails

Jessica Wright

Aria is a professional mermaid at an aquarium in a small town by the sea. She wears a fake tail and performs for visitors. All her life, she has been in love with the mythical creatures, but her whole world is turned upside down when they turn out to be more than myths and she gets caught in the mid... more info

681 16 7

Overall Rating: 11

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Full text 227 pages

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Gesiye

B. Lois

When History is repeated, once is a mare chance, twice is another dance. Set in the small town of Odi in the deep rain-forest of Southern Nigeria, Gesiye is a story that spans three generations of amazing women. It mirrors the way our world has transformed with the constant evolution of the female c... more info

190 4 5

Overall Rating: 1

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In progress: 11 Dec 18 pages

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The Vale

Mydnyteraven

The Factory Provides. In the all-male community of SunVale, Cole Anderson has an ordinary life, living with his brothers and father in a town surrounded by a high wall. The factory at the edge of town provides him with everything he needs. That is until a child is dropped on his doorstep, and he is... more info

125 6 6

Overall Rating: 3

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In progress: 09 Dec 15 pages

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Twisted Red Sparks

Prolific One

"Just show me please, I'll explain afterwards" - agent Reiley to Kathy asking to see her late husband's car collection. "No agent, the last time Mike bought me a car was with that umbra Porsche Cayenne sixteen months ago, we sold off an Alfa Romeo for it" - This being the widow's shocked response a... more info

261 13 2

Overall Rating: 1

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In progress: 05 Dec 61 pages

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Sons of the Lady of Sorrows

pinoygoth

Before the tirn of the 20th Century when the grasps of Spain was weakening in colonial Philippines, a small town was disturbed by the disappearance of a young boy. This incident caused a nightmare to resurface; a nightmare that the townsmen thought to be long forgotten. Along with this resurfacing n... more info

388 8 2

Overall Rating: 1

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In progress: 10 Dec 84 pages

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Tinwytti: Our Story

kenlensenaldo

Everyone has a place where they grew up with their childhood friends, right? No. At least, I don't. For the last 7 years, all I did was pack my things, move to another house, enroll to a new school, have friends and promise to contact them if my family move yet again, and pack again every sing... more info

203 12 12

Overall Rating: 7

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In progress: 11 Dec 23 pages

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All the World's a Stage

Jessica Wright

"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players..." In a small town high school where the theater kids are divided into two groups due to conflicting views about "Romeo and Juliet", a girl from one group begins a secret romance with a boy from the other group. Meanwhile, Puck... more info

970 11 7

Overall Rating: 9

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Full text 148 pages

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Blank space

Fatimazarah

After a ghastly accident, Ciara lost everything she once had- including half of her memory. Now living unknown, she has to use the little clue she finds to put her life back on track.. She has to remember her past. New family, new school, new life. Everything changed. What was once a sweet life beca... more info

305 12 5

Overall Rating: 2

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In progress: 09 Dec 16 pages

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Dark Descendants: City of Domes

Wondercyy

'Dark Descendants: City of Domes' is a General Fiction/Sci-Fi/Epic book that tells about the adventures of Solem Zekiah Du'Tritz who was born inside the City of Domes along with his partner Alexiese Morgann Ce'Vieze. Their adventure starts after 5 years of being together in the Eagle Legion, the gro... more info

389 6 6

Overall Rating: 4

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In progress: 09 Dec 94 pages

Comments on a contest:

Total number of threads: 18

Fatimazarah 10.12.2018, 22:14:28

Please, the "Small town big story " contest, is it also supposed to be mainly about college? I got an email saying my story has nothing to do with college and can't be included in the contest. And I am not joining "Blank space " for "Campus romance "

Fatimazarah 10.12.2018, 22:12:39

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Suman Vineet 10.12.2018, 12:34:48

Hi, I have a question- does the annotation have to be of 1500 words?

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Suman Vineet 10.12.2018, 21:33:45

Keira, thanks a lot :)

shivi garg 10.12.2018, 12:39:46

I want to know about language restrictions . Is it a compulsion for novel to be only in english ? Or sections may include other languages .

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Keira admin 10.12.2018, 15:03:45

shivi garg, Hi, novels submitted for competition have to be in English entirely.

shivi garg 10.12.2018, 12:39:30

I want to know about language restrictions . Is it a compulsion for novel to be only in english ? Or sections may include other languages .

shivi garg 10.12.2018, 12:39:27

I want to know about language restrictions . Is it a compulsion for novel to be only in english ? Or sections may include other languages .

Shelby Lines 09.12.2018, 15:59:00

I would like to asked,will the book be still accepted if it's main genre is mystery or horror?

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Shelby Lines 10.12.2018, 10:21:34

Alright thanks

Wondercyy 09.12.2018, 14:35:09

Hi! Could 'small city' stories be eligible to participate in this contest?

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Wondercyy 09.12.2018, 19:09:23

Keira, Thank you. I did submit my work.

Sandra Antwi 09.12.2018, 02:31:28

Please I'm in Ghana and can I partake in the competition?

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Keira admin 09.12.2018, 18:43:37

Sandra Antwi , Writers from all around the world are welcome to participate.

Fatimazarah 08.12.2018, 17:39:40

Can I put up more than a book for the contest?

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Keira admin 09.12.2018, 18:43:01

Fatimazarah, Yes, you can submit up to three books.

Sim Jay 08.12.2018, 15:25:44

Hi. I read on the website regulations that describing suicide and methods of commiting suicide is not allowed but if it's an important plot point in a story and it's supposed to show the points against committing suicide, is it okay to enter it into this contest? Also, are only completed novels accepted?

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Keira admin 09.12.2018, 18:42:40

Sim Jay, Hi there! You cannot explicitly describe suicide or its methods, but you can mention it as a piece of factual information. If it violates the site's rules it will not be approved by the administration. You have to have at least 1500 words written to enter the contest.

Fatimazarah 06.12.2018, 13:44:25

How do I write my story here?

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Fatimazarah 07.12.2018, 19:19:29

Keira, tanx

Mercy 05.12.2018, 14:04:11

How do I register for the contest?

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Keira admin 05.12.2018, 20:18:29

Mercy, To enter the contest you have to publish your book on Litnet and then submit it using this page.

pseudonymous 29.11.2018, 16:20:21

What are the criteria for this contest?

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Keira admin 05.12.2018, 20:17:21

pseudonymous, There isn't a pointing system; the juries will look at the book's overall quality and popularity on Litnet.

Geeta Outar Sirjoo 02.12.2018, 13:55:21

Is the contest open to everyone or only the US?

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Andrew admin 02.12.2018, 20:17:36

Geeta Outar Sirjoo, It is open to everyone :)

Archita Kumar 02.12.2018, 13:20:45

Hi!! What is this contest about ??? And is this eligible for indian citizens also.

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Andrew admin 02.12.2018, 20:16:16

Archita Kumar, You can read more about the contest by pressing the link Competition rules near the Contest annotation.
The citizenship of the participant doesn't matter.

Arul KC 30.11.2018, 18:47:06

Hi..Is it open for international participants? Is it limited to existing small towns In US? Can i write about a small town from other countries like Malaysia or fictional town?

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Keira admin 30.11.2018, 22:35:54

Arul KC, Hi, you can write about any small towns, real or imaginary:)

Shilpa 30.11.2018, 15:53:32

When's the last date?

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Keira admin 30.11.2018, 17:16:04

Shilpa, Hi! Submissions will close on the 1st of March, 2019. But you can start by publishing as little as 1500 words of your novel and gradually finish it before March.:)

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