From one S(e)oul to Another: A K-Pop Competition

From one S(e)oul to Another: A K-Pop Writing Competition

Write a new K-pop or other bandom story to win!


K-pop is a term that has been popularized by the media since 2000, but as a genre it's existed in South Korea since the early 90s. It was one of the earliest groups, Seo Taiji and Boys in 1992, who began experimenting with different styles from across the globe and making them their own.

But K-pop didn’t only take from the genres outside their own country, they also gave back the product of that mix, and now we see bands like BLACKPINK, Twice, Red Velvet, BTS, EXO, SHINee, etc. becoming increasingly more popular with the Western fans. Even though it shouldn’t, considering that each one of us likes at least one song in another language, this phenomenon keeps surprising non-fans. The songs are almost all in Korean, so why are these bands so popular? Many fans expressed their love for the upbeat tempo of most songs, the meaning behind the lyrics, but most of all they love and appreciate the personalities behind these bands and thier members.

...And since this love has taken many shapes across the years, we propose this K-pop competition to rekindle or give you the push you need to write that new K-pop story that'll be the next bestselling fanfiction. Or perhaps if not starting a new story, then finish the one you are currently stuck on from ages ago because after all, nothing works better than a deadline, doesn’t it?


How to Participate

For those who already have such a story posted here, you only need to finish it by the end of the competition deadline.

OR for those who want a fresh start or to experiment, we hope you're inspired by these pointers:

  • Write in 1st person from the perspective of one member of a band of your choosing.
  • Write in 3rd person from more than one perspective (be it band members or your own original character).
  • Pick a band member or the entire band and throw them in another time; why modern? Why not fantasy, historical, sci-fi?


...Or write something else, as long as you have at least one person from a band of your choosing.


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


The Best Story will receive a babyHealthy KPOP concert hoodie in the color of their choice :)


2 Runners Up will both receive paperback copies of Comeback: A K-pop novel by Lyn Ashwood & Rachel Rose! 



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.

Thank you to DeeundDrang for helping write this competition


Competition deadline is Wednesday, August 21 2019 (20:00 PST)

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