Short Story Competition: Show me how you write, and I’ll tell you who you are!
At present, there are nearly 80.000 qualified writers registered at clickworker.com who can create texts for our customers in 18 languages.
While many orders for text creation are successfully terminated every day, we often ask the question: ‘what individual personalities are actually behind the submitted texts’?
Spirit of the time/Zeitgeist: Today was tomorrow only yesterday…
Leave your literary footprints at clickworker.com and send us your best short story in either German or English by 24.11.13 at the latest with “Short Story” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org!
The stories submitted will be published in our blog. Our new evaluation function allows the story that inspired the most Clickworkers to be voted on. You can vote for the best stories until 30.11.13.
The three winners of the Short Story Competition will receive a cash prize of 50€ and a printed edition of the Clickworker eBook “Zeitgeist“ containing a selection of the stories submitted.
The following tips could be helpful for writing short stories:
Short stories normally consist of:– a short text narrated over a short period of time;
– one/few main characters briefly introduced;
– no introduction, or only a brief one;
– a direct order of events, without any leaps in time or change in locations;
– an open and surprising final to inspire the reader to reflect;
– a short story is meant to be read in one go;
– theme of most short stories is episodes of daily life of the main characters.
Requirements:– Languages: German/English
– Only one story may be submitted by each author
– Length: 200-1500 words
– Theme: Spirit of the times/Zeitgeist
– Deadline: 24.11.13
Submission:– By email with “Kurzgeschichte/Short Story“ in the subject line to email@example.com
– Story as attachment in DOC, TXT ODT, or RTF format
– Include in the email a brief description of yourself (2-5 sentences), which can be used if your story is published in the eBook.
Copyright:You must have the copyright for the stories submitted. By submitting your stories, you agree to the conditions of participation and confer us the right to publish your text in our blog, and eventually in the free Clickworker eBook too under your user name. You can also feel free to publish your text anywhere else.
EDIT: Thank you for all your submissions! We will read them gradually and put them online as blog articles. Please appreciate, that we can’t use all of your stories, as we got a huge number of submissions.