A Christmas Competition

by , Friday December 1, 2017
A Christmas Competition

Write about Christmas

And you could win an extra christmas present :)



♫ ♫ "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ..." 


It's that time of the year again! Christmas is just around the corner and for some, it has already begun :) With December already upon us, it's time to introduce a new writing competition worthy of the coming occasion on Movellas: Christmas! After all, we can't reach New Years without having a festive competition, so here it is! 


We have changed it up a little bit since last year, for fun. This time you don't have to make a christmas calender or write a minimum number of chapters, you can write in whatever form you prefer. This way you don't need to produce a chapter every day, unless you want to of course!



How to Participate

For your entry, you can write an advent calender, a poem, a novella, or a fanfiction - the choice is up to you because we all share our joy of the season in different ways <3 The only rule is that choose at least one of the following five options:


Write a story about finding lost Christmas joy. At least one of the characters in your story needs to find their christmas joy, whomever she or he may be...


The Christmas story has to be (partially) set in another universe. You choose if the whole story is set in another universe than the one we know, or if it's only partial by someone finding an entrance to the other universe... So if you want to write a fantasy christmas novel, this option is the one for you! If you make up your own universe, it counts too. You can also write a story set in an already existing universe, like a realm from Disney or another movie/book.


Write a story with classic "characters." Pixies, Santa Claus/Father Christmas, reindeers, elves, dwarfs, angles, snowmen, and/or other characters such as these need to be a part of your story. They don't need to be the main character, but they must play an important role.


The Christmas story has to focus on love. It's up to you how you do it, maybe it's someone falling in love in December? Or someone dealing with heartbreak during the merry season. 


If you don't want to write an entry but would rather design, you can create a Christmas cover or fanart inspired by the same themes :) Don't forget that for the visual prize in every competition, you may also create a trailer. 


Remember to write - in the description of your movella if you can - which of the options you chose. You can also choose all of them if you feel ambitious!




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


1st Place will receive a papella (paperback copy!) of their winning entry, or a $25 Amazon gift card.


2nd Place will receive a papella of their winning entry or a $20 Amazon gift card!


Best Cover/Fanart/Trailer will receive a post-Christmas 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.
    We can't wait to share the christmas joy with you all.




The competition ends Saturday, December 30, 2017 (20:00 PST)

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