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Literary contest: Small Towns Big Stories

Created : 26.11.2018 / Number of participants : 17 / 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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Works:

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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

11677 188 20

Overall Rating: 26

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In progress: 13 Jan 93 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

2946 29 13

Overall Rating: 6

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In progress: 15 Jan 104 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

2343 45 13

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

2906 40 17

Overall Rating: 15

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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 Ebiama 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 femal... more info

1950 27 32

Overall Rating: 18

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In progress: 13 Jan 63 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

928 18 15

Overall Rating: 7

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In progress: 22 Dec 27 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

1087 24 8

Overall Rating: 2

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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

1981 19 8

Overall Rating: 2

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In progress: 29 Dec 148 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

3148 45 67

Overall Rating: 23

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Full text 160 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

2848 32 12

Overall Rating: 11

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Full text 148 pages

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Fatimazarah

After a terrible break up, a ghastly accident, Ciara became a stranger to everyone. Including herself. She tries not to remember her past but it seems impossible. Her family moved away to a small town where they think is much more quiet and would help Ciara forget about her past and start a new li... more info

1353 36 16

Overall Rating: 6

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In progress: 08 Jan 41 pages

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Dark Descendants Book 1: City of Domes

Wondercyy

'Dark Descendants: City of Domes' is a low Fantasy/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 group o... more info

1408 19 25

Overall Rating: 9

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In progress: 30 Dec 129 pages

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The Stardust in Siya Nanda's Life

Suman Bhardwaj

Living in a small town where everyone knows everyone doesn't sound fun, does it? Siya Nanda used to think the same until one day when the most charming boy on earth entered her classroom and made her believe in miracles. To fall head over heels for a guy who doesn't even know about your existence is... more info

1872 30 17

Overall Rating: 19

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In progress: 14 Jan 30 pages

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Into the Waves

E. K. Daniel

Katherine Martin and her older brother, Kyle, forged a close bond in their small ocean-side town. When Kyle passes away unexpectedly, Kat begins to uncover another tragic family secret. But the clues Kyle left behind lead to more questions than answers. Will she ever find the truth?... more info

676 11 20

Overall Rating: 2

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In progress: 28 Dec 25 pages

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Disconnect

C.E. Newberry

In the small town of Groveton, Oregon, Deputy Isabelle Harper arrests her husband Jackson for robbery. For months, people whisper behind her back: they either admire her courage or can’t believe she arrested her own husband. Twelve years later, Jackson is released on parole. Isabelle is in a r... more info

513 2 10

Overall Rating: 1

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In progress: 10 Jan 47 pages

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What Went Missing!!!

Nicole Bristow 101

Nicole was an ordinary girl in a middle school who lived with her father in a small town after her mother died .one day Nicole went missing leaving her father and her two best friends in huge grief over her and for six years no body figured out how it happened until one rainy day a miracle happened ... more info

43 0 2

Overall Rating: 3

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In progress: 15 Jan 5 pages

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The House At Sailor's Bay

Cherie Mitchell

Libby Jones has had enough of a life filled with cheating men, had enough of her dismal 9-5 job, and had more than enough of her mother's Sunday luncheons where the top item on the menu is recycled gossip. Unsure of where to turn to find her way out of a life she no longer wants and about to inv... more info

2416 19 8

Overall Rating: 3

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Full text 154 pages

Comments on a contest:

Total number of threads: 21

Nicole Bristow 101 15.01.2019, 21:32:52

Hi I'd like to ask something , you said in the rules that the minimum I can publish is 1500 but can I keep adding chapters after that before emailing the whole book ?

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Keira admin 16.01.2019, 10:58:33

Nicole Bristow 101, 1500 words is a minimum amount of words required for a book to become a participant. You can and have to add more chapters before emailing the book because it has to be complete by March 1st.

Millyrics 14.01.2019, 00:01:29

I'm just wondering about no romantic suspense or romantic contemporary allowed I mean what that does mean? Is it like it is not allowed if the genre is suspense? or it is allowed if the book just circled around a small town story?

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Millyrics 15.01.2019, 05:29:41

Keira, oh I see thank you for clarifying :)

Nicole Bristow 101 11.01.2019, 13:55:20

Hi I want to ask two questions please
When is the dead line to email the full story and second , you said that no adolescent content is allowed but can I write about it without details ? Thanks alot

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Nicole Bristow 101 14.01.2019, 12:42:48

Keira, thanks a lot

Jessica Wright 23.12.2018, 06:49:25

Will the winner get a trip for one person or two?

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Keira admin 14.01.2019, 10:55:41

Jessica Wright, Hi Jessica! The trip is for one.

Sandra Antwi 09.12.2018, 02:31:28

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

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Sandra Antwi 29.12.2018, 21:16:05

Keira, Thanks dear but one last question... How do I get the link to the app so I share with my friends.

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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Sim Jay 14.12.2018, 08:41:47


Keira
, Okay. Thank you!

Fatimazarah 10.12.2018, 22:12:39

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Suman Bhardwaj 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 Bhardwaj 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.

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.

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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