For writers who want to take part in regular competitions but also be part of an online writing community, Globe Soup is a brilliant option. As well as the open competitions (like this one) which are outlined on their website, they also have an amazing members-only Facebook group.
The group is a forum in which writers of all types and experience levels can support one another’s endeavours, share success stories and generally chat about writing. But there are also loads of members-only competitions available, most with cash prizes, that are well worth checking out, including their 7 Day Story Writing Challenges. The group is open to anyone who has entered one of the Globe Soup paid-for competitions.
Back to this competition, and with a great prize of £1,000 for the winner, it should be on your list of competitions to enter. It will particularly suit those who enjoy writing horror stories, or indeed anyone who just fancies having a go.
But these something of a twist here… all participants will be randomly assigned a horror sub-genre and will receive a list of 20 primal fears. All participants will receive the same 20 primal fears. As soon as you receive your randomly assigned sub-genre and the list of primal fears, you’ll have until the closing time to write and submit a short story of any length up to 5,000 words. Your story should fit the sub-genre you were assigned and should be underpinned by one of the primal fears from the list. You get to choose the primal fear that will underpin your story..
The Horror Sub-Genres
You won’t know which horror sub-genre you’ve got until you purchase your ticket for the competition. So if you fancy a challenge that could help push you out of your writing comfort zone, why not give this a try?