Reincarnation: A Fantasy Writing Competition

Reincarnation: A Fantasy Writing Competition

A writing competition to challenge the very notion of the end...



Life. Death. These inescapable things lie at the heart of many of our stories and involve themes we can't seem to get away from. Reincarnation is part belief, part fantasy. What if you could come back? From the dead that is. What form would you take? What if death wasn't the issue to overcome at all? What seems to inspire many of the most intriguing stories we love to read is the genre of fantasy and just how this manifests can be seen in the many different and amazing fantasy stories on Movellas. 


For this writing competition, reincarnation is the theme. We love the ideas behind life and death and what we would choose to create in the medium, if given the option :) What we want to see from our awesome community of writers are stories unlike any other, fantasy tales that defy death and redefine what it means to be reincarnated.


Now we don't like to limit anyone is their understanding of this genre or the themes we're hoping to read more of, so just know that fanfiction is included in this explanation. What if one of your characters (that you so mercilessly killed off in the last story) could come back from the afterlife in a daring sequel? What would your character do if given a second chance?


We seek to inspire but it's normally your own characters and plots that do that job, so search your souls in coming up with stories that you feel would do this epic genre some serious justice.



How to Participate

To participate in this competition, you must choose one of the categories outlined below. If your writing, your entry can be a fanfic, regular story, a poem, oneshot, etc.


Write your entry based in fantasy. Maybe death is experienced differently there. Maybe your fantasy story focuses more on the life side of things ;) Remember that fantasy comes in many different forms. 


Write a story involving reincarnation. This could be as a friendly ghost, a butterfly in the rainforest, a whodunnit mystery where we find your killer, or as a zombie - we don't mind as those all sound awesome, just know that coming back from the dead should be central in your entry.


 If you don't want to write an entry for this one but would rather design, you can create a fantasy cover based on reincarnation or fanart inspired by the same theme in your favorite fandom. Don't forget that for the visual prize in every competition, you may also create a trailer :) 




The winning entries will be shared on Movellas' social media (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+ etc.)


Best Story will receive a papella (paperback copy!) of their winning entry, or a $25 Amazon gift card.


Runner Up will receive a papella of their winning entry, or a $20 Amazon gift card!


Best Cover/Fanart/Trailer will receive a Movellas-themed surprise.




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 Adison for designing this competition banner


The competition ends Friday, October 6, 2017 (20:00 PST)

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