Historical Fiction Writing Competition

by , Tuesday February 28, 2017
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Historical Fiction Writing Competition

A Historical Fiction Writing Competition!

Write your own version on the days of old...

 

For centuries, authors have manipulated history to suit their purposes: crafting captivating characters out of ominous historical figures and forging memorable stories from the murky waters of history. From the Elizabethan era to the Roaring Twenties, historical fiction boasts a vivacious past in the writing world.

 

And who hasn’t dreamed of rewriting history? Who hasn’t wondered what would have happened if the Roman Empire had not fallen - or if colonists hadn’t won the American Revolution?

 

Maybe it’s time to take history into your own hands ― and this competition gives you the chance to do just that.

 

 

How to Participate​

Historical fiction is simply a story set in the past, and what time period in the past can be up to you. There's no reason why you can't write a regular story with your own fictional characters or a fanfic taking place in the past - which makes us want to say "historicalfic" :)

 

More interested in designing your own cover or creating fanart? You can also do that, but your cover/fanart must pertain to a particular entry in this competition.

 

 

Prizes

Winning entries will be shared on Movellas' social media (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.)

 

 

Best Historical Fiction will receive a copy of Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton, or a $25 Amazon gift card!

 

Best Historical Fanfiction will receive a hardcover copy of Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson, or a $20 Amazon gift card.

 

Best Cover or Fanart will receive a paperback copy of The Hangman's Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch, or a $15 Amazon gift card.

 

Details

Open globally

Multiple entries allowed (maximum - 3)

You may not update your entry/movella once the competition deadline has passed.

You may not use the same movella in future competitions.

You may not use a movella that has already been published in other competitions.

Check out the Competition FAQs for more...
 
NOTE: Covers must use resources licensed under CC0, or Public Domain. If you’re creating something that will be listed as a fan work, then you may use resources relating to your chosen fan-base (or combination of fan-bases), but it must be listed as fanfiction when you release it on Movellas.
 
Thank you to Lady Panda for helping design this competition and Prodigy for creating the banner!

 

 

This competition ends Wednesday, April 12th 2017 (20:00 PST)

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Important dates

Start date
Tuesday February 28, 2017
End date
Wednesday April 12, 2017