Metamorph Publishing and SEMO Cosplay Festival in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, are proud to announce the 1st Annual SEMO Cosplay Festival Writing Contest!
Metamorph Publishing is teaming up with SEMO Cosplay Festival this year and sponsoring a creative writing contest!
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to create a short story based on your favorite superhero, heroine, anime, or gaming character. Create an original sidekick for your favorite character, and tell a story where only your original character can swoop in and save your favorite character, and save the day!
Short story contest entries are open to any local residents around Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Winners will be announced at the SEMO Cosplay Festival on September 10, 2016. Winners must attend the festival. There is no word limit or requirement, but stories should be at least a couple of pages. Remember, all stories should have an introduction, a conflict, an escalation of the conflict, and a resolution. You may write in any point of view you’d like (first person, third person; second person is often difficult to write). You may write in any tense you’d like (present or past tense). We do ask that stories are limited in cursing and mature situations.
Submissions will be split up into groups based on age. The groups will be for ages 5-7, 7-10, 10-14, and 14+. Submissions can be sent embedded in an email, or in a Microsoft Word (Open Office and WPS Word both create the same file type, and they’re free to download) document attached to an email. Stories for the age group 10-14 will be judged by local author Rachel Stiber, a 7th grade English teacher at Poplar Bluff Junior High. Rachel is the author of Elise’s Choice (available on Kindle). Stories for ages 14 and up will be judged by author Thanna A. Setliff, author of Defying Darkness (Worlds of Darkness Book 1), which you can find on Kindle. The other age groups will be judged by author Ashley Melanson of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, and author/publisher Markie Madden, of Fisk, Missouri.
Send your submissions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org before midnight Central Time on September 1, 2016. Stories submitted after midnight will not be accepted. Winners will be announced at the SEMO Cosplay Festival on September 10, 2016. The festival is taking place at Siera Pheonix Gaming in Poplar Bluff. Find them behind Big Lots off Westwood Blvd. Don’t forget to follow the festival on Facebook for all the details!