The Red Queen Writing Competition

The Red Queen Competition

A writing competition based on Victoria Aveyard's novel, Red Queen.




For those of you who've read this awesome book, you know of the tale that began it all, and the glorious dark premise that keeps us reading more in this gripping book series about power, magic, and betrayal. The sequel, Glass Sword, came out recently and takes the epic story a step further. We all love stories like these and because you are all so talented in writing, especially on "dark" themes, we thought we'd offer up a little challenge in the form of a writing competition based on the novel. 


Before we say more about the competition, here is the synopsis for Red Queen (from Harper 

Collins Publishers):


...Debut novelist Victoria Aveyard's sweeping tale of seventeen-year-old Mare, a common girl whose once-latent magical power draws her into the dangerous intrigue of the king's palace. Will her power save her or condemn her?


Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood—those with common, Red blood serve the Silver- blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own.


To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard—a growing Red rebellion—even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction. One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal.



How to Participate


There are no word limits so you may decide just how you want to compose your entry. It can be a poem, a oneshot, or a longer story. For this competition you must write on any of these 3 options:


1. Write a story about betrayal.

Because that theme never gets old }:-)


2. Write a story about kings and/or queens

In any world/universe/realm you choose, real or imaginary.


3. Design an alternate cover or book trailer for Red Queen
We like the book cover, but the possiblities here are endless.


The Prizes


Best story will receive a hardcover copy of the sequel to the Red Queen, Glass Sword!

2nd place will receive a paperback copy of Glass Sword.

3rd place will receive a set of Red Queen watercolour bookmarks from Etsy.

Best cover/trailer will receive a copy of A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, another great book!





Open globally

Multiple entries allowed (limit - 3)

No co-author entries

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.



A special thanks to @Sanguine for creating the banner and to @fictionbefourblood in helping design this competition!



The competition ends April 29th, 2016 (20:00 PST)

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