From July 25th to August 7th, we want you to get writing! By submitting a piece of creative writing by August 7th, you will earn two points towards the grand prize draw.
As you have plenty of freedom to write any type of piece that interests you, write an appropriate length for that type of writing. For instance, a short story should be at least 3-5 pages, and an article might be around 1-2 pages. For shorter poetry styles, consider writing multiple poems.
You can take this challenge any way you want! Need ideas to get started? We've got you covered!
Poetry — Any poets out there? There are many, many different types of poetry you can try your hand at! Some styles to look into include: blackout poetry, Haikus, Limericks, acrostics, free verse... You might also want to think about the number of syllables in a line and the rhyme pattern (or lack thereof).
Articles — Calling all journalists! Write us a news article or blog post on anything you want. Perhaps you are a reporter living on an alien planet. Or maybe you are interviewing the infamous villain from a superhero movie. Alternatively, maybe you write satirical articles that could be found on sites like The Onion. Or you write Buzzfeed style listicles with clickbait-y titles.
Journal entries — Consider writing about a day, whether it's fictional or real. For instance, imagine what a scientist would write in their journal if they discovered time travel.
Stories — Try your hand at writing a short story. Some genres to think of include adventure stories, science fiction, comedies, mysteries, and fairy tale retellings, to name a few.
Reviews — Want to embrace your inner critic? Write a review of something! Whether that be of a fictitious restaurant (Anton Ego, anyone?) or of a movie, we want to hear about it!
Comics — Also a talented artist? Put those skills to the test and make a comic strip!
Scripts — Got an idea for a movie or play that the world needs to see? Write the script!
This is your chance to let your imagination run free!
Send your piece of writing to programs to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information: