Watch Me Bounce is now accepting entries for its first ever Resilience contest.
We are looking for stories and poems about “resilience,” or triumph over stress and adversity. Stories about characters coping with stress, anger or fear, steering through challenges, and not only bouncing back and surviving against adversity, but thriving on it.
Resilience can be written about in many ways. We welcome entries about resilience as steering though stress, fear and anger in real-time (emotion regulation); entries about overcoming adversity (bouncing back) and entries about not only surviving, but thriving on adversity (growth). Entries may cover one, two or all of these themes.
Before submitting, please read our Contest Rules, Submission Guidelines and contest Terms and Conditions below.
Stories and Poems can be any genre, as long as they are themed around the concept of resilience.
No Erotica, please. Inappropriate content will not be considered.
All work must be original. Multiple submissions are allowed.
Length: Stories may be anywhere from 500 to 2000 words, poetry 1 to 30 lines.
Professionalism and proper grammar are both required. Please do not send us unedited work.
Prizes: Winners will receive a free Critique of their work by our editors and will be featured on WatchMeBounce.com’s Home page.
Note: Watch Me Bounce only asks for one-time rights, which means you can publish your work anywhere else you like. You, as the author, retain the copyright.
How to Submit:
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
with the words “Watch Me Bounce Contest” in the headline. We will review your submission, contact you if you are selected as a winner, and notify each and every writer when the contest results are in.
Deadline: The Deadline for our 2011 Contest is August 24, 2011. No Submissions will be accepted after that date.
We encourage and welcome new as well as established writers to enter.
Stories will be judged by the Editors and staff of Watch Me Bounce. Winners will be selected based on the following criteria:
Plot structure and Character Development
Writer’s use of language to convey the story.
Professionalism and Grammar
Imagination and excitement: Does it grab readers from the beginning? Keep then engaged?
Lesson on Resilience: How well the story or poem convey the importance of having resilience? Or what happens when characters do not show resilience?
Remember: Resilience can be written about in many ways. We welcome entries about resilience as steering though stress, fear and anger in real-time (emotion regulation); entries about overcoming adversity (bouncing back) and entries about not only surviving, but thriving on adversity (growth). Entries may cover one, two or all of these themes.
For more, visit www.WatchMeBounce.com
Contest Results and Winners will be announced in at the beginning of September 2011.
Terms and Copyright Policy: Please read before submitting.
Watch Me Bounce (a.k.a. WatchMeBounce and/or WatchMeBounce.com) reserves the right to publish winning entries on Watch Me Bounce (WatchMeBounce.com) or in any other publication of Watch Me Bounce or Reichman Media. Winners will be informed before publication. Authors retain copyrights and all other rights to any work they submit.
Watch Me Bounce reserves the right to refuse any entries that do not conform to our guidelines or are otherwise inappropriate.
Plagiarism and Spam will not be tolerated.
Any format and length is welcome, though we prefer stories under 2000 words. Poems may be up to 30 lines.
Thank you to www.firstwriter.copm
for listing our competitions. For lists of contests of all kinds, we suggest Firstwriter as well as www.ProofPositive.comhttp://www.watchmebounce.com/http://www.watchmebounce.com/category/contests/
Click on the link above and go to the contest official site