Saturday, July 24, 2010

A picture Prompt Writing Contest

A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words

A picture is worth a thousand words, so why don’t you write them?

The way things work:

1. Send a pm letting us know the character or couple that you want to write about and we will send you a photo of them.

2. You can interpret the photo any way you want and write a story about it.

3. Send us the link of the story and we’ll add it to the C2


~either provide a link to your photo prompt or describe it

~Any and all pairings will be accepted: canon, non-canon, slash.

~Stories can be any genre: AH, AU, Vamp, AU-AH, romance, comedy, angst, drama, etc.

~Word count should be between 2,000 and 15,000 words, excluding header and author's notes.

~Stories can be written in any POV.

~Collaborations are allowed.

~You may submit as many entries as you may like.

~You may use characters from existing stories, but the one-shot must be able to stand on its own and be written specifically for this contest.

~One-shots can be continued after the contest only after polls are closed and winners are announced.

~Stories will be validated for content and grammar. You are strongly encouraged to use a beta. If you do not have one, Project Team Beta is an excellent source. Entries that fail to comply with this rule will be returned. You may correct your errors and re-submit up to two times before the deadline if you wish to do so.

Please Note: We will not accept entries that contain rape, pedophilia, or any other creepiness. If your story contains any dark themes, you must include a warning in your header or author's notes.


Submissions will be accepted from August 1- August 14, 2010 by 11:59 pm (PST).

To submit your entry, send a link in the form of a PM. Once validated, the judges will add the one-shot to the Contest C2 page, and the author(s) will be notified via PM.


Voting will take place August 16 – August 23, 2010 11:59 pm (PST) by means of a blind poll.

During the voting period, our judges will also anonymously choose their favorites in a few special categories.

Winners and Prizes:

Winners will be announced sometime on August 24, 2010.

Along with bragging rights, the first place winner will also receive three banners for the stories of their choice.

Second place will receive two banners for any story that they choose.

Third place will receive a banner for the story of their choice.

Anyone who enters may also have their photo prompt to use for whatever they will like.

Other prizes may be announced at a later time.

Banners will also be given for:

Best Slash

Best lemon

Best Couple

Most Original plot

Most Original couple

Best Imagery

Mandatory Header:

All entries must include this header...

“A picture is worth a thousand words"

To view other entries for this contest, please visit

The hosts of this contest have the right to modify these rules at any given time.

:::This Contest is NOT hosted by the Writing Pic Prompt Challenge, for more information please visit the ladies hosting the contest by clicking on the contact gif at the top of the post. We wish everyone entering the best of luck. For continued access there is a link in the sidebar. Thank You ~NM :::