ZA: An Apocalyptic Writing Competition!

ZA: An Apocalyptic Writing Competition

Be afraid of the horrifying stories that will emerge from our competition celebrating Molly Looby's new novel!



To celebrate the release of Movellian Molly Looby’s new book, ZA, we are delighted to bring you an apocalypse (or Armageddon) themed competition!


“There’s no right and wrong any more. Just living and dying.”

What do you do when your worst nightmares become reality? Dreams shattered in a heartbeat. Lifelong plans torn from your grasp. Is surviving the most you can wish for?

Get supplies. Stay hidden. If they come, run. Fast.


Zane Carlisle is thrust into a world of terror and extinction, but all he can think about is protecting the girl he loves and those she cares for. Without her, the world would be a grey, empty space where only the dead walk the streets.


But what if it’s not possible? What if you can’t escape? Do you keep fighting?

Or do you give in…?


ZA is a fast-paced, action-packed ride following seventeen-year-old Zane Carlisle as he tries to survive the Zombie Armageddon—or ZA.


Read the extract here!


So, Movellians, are you ZA ready?



How to Participate


1. Write a fanfiction or regular story about the Zombie Armageddon, or where the world is ravaged by another type of apocalypse. This can be either the outbreak or years later.


2. Write a fanfiction or a regular story where a group of people must band together. Whether they’re in a desperate situation or not is up to you!

3. Design an alternate cover for the book (after reading the extract, of course) or an alternate trailer. 

The Prizes

1st place will receive a signed copy of ZA and feedback on their entry from Molly.


2nd & 3rd place will also receive signed copies of ZA!


Best cover/trailer will receive a signed copy of ZA.




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.

NOTE: Covers & trailers 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.


Looking forward to reading your spine-tingling entries!



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Thanks to Molly Looby for helping design this writing competition



The competition ends May 30, 2016 (20:00 PST)


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