Alternate Universe Competition

by , Saturday January 7, 2017
Alternate Universe Competition

It's an Alternate Universe Writing Competition!

So create your own universe to win...



Alternate Universe. It’s a wonderful thing, isn’t it? You essentially get to take your favorite thing, and make it your own. For example, Percy Jackson might die in training camp in The Lightning Thief before he goes confront Hades in the Underworld. Who would be there in his place? Would he instead confront Hades from within the underworld itself?! ...Or would any of it happen at all? 


Whatever literature, fandoms, or genres you hail from, you must be able to think of what exciting stories could emerge if you put your own favorite character in (almost) any scenario you could dream up! That's AU for you. We put the "almost" there because the distinction is that it must not be taking place in the original scenario, of course. 


We believe this competition is a great way to show everyone just how creative you can be. Don't forget that AU stories come in all kinds of forms and, while this mostly includes fanfiction including TV shows and crossovers, AUs can also be found in original fiction. What makes AUs so exciting is that you change the way the story turns out. Devastated by Snape's death in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows? Write an AU where Snape lives on and something else comes about because of it.


In case you want to know more about Alternate Universe fanfiction, here’s a blog with some good things to know.



How to Participate​


For this competition, you must write an Alternate Universe (AU) fanfiction. You can enter a maximum of three entries. 


More interested in designing a cover or making AU-inspired fanart? You can also do that, just keep in mind that your fanart/cover must pertain to a particular entry in the competition since these will all be their own unique AUs :)





Winners will have their entries shared on Movellas' social media (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, etc.)

Best AU Fanfic will receive a hardcover copy of the book of their choice, be it a fanfic from Amazon like this one or a printed version of their favorite fanfic on Movellas!


AU Fanfic Runner Up will also receive a copy of the book of their choice from Amazon or Movellas :)


Best Cover/Fanart will receive a $20 gift card from Amazon.




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.

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.



This competition ends Monday, February 13, 2017 (20:00 PST)


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