This short romance contest, Entwined, is well under way and coming to a close this month. The contest is open for submissions (it’s free to enter) until the end of the day October 11. Voting closes one week after. Entwined is sponsored at Inkitt.com, a site for readers and writers featuring contests in different genres, forums, and various other features.
The description of the contest from the Inkitt site is:
“He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.” — Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
We are looking for romance stories, for pieces of writing that capture the heart and mind, and that take us to a place of love. Showcase the trials and tribulations of romance, explore the heartfelt motions of a first love, or venture into romanticism and take on all the genre has to offer. Woo us with your writing, and whisk us away with your stories!
- Authors will retain all rights to works submitted to the contest.
- Submissions close on October 11th, but voting will continue for an additional week
- Old or previously published works are acceptable.
- There is no word limit, stories of any length are welcome.
- Multiple entries are allowed, but each individual participant have to share the contest on Facebook and Twitter.
- There is no age requirement for participation but all stories must be rated appropriately by their authors.
Before submitting a story be sure to check our guidelines page to ensure that you comply with all of our publication rules.
It appears that prizes consist of “badges” on the site and, of course, bragging rights. The main site for the Entwined contest is http://www.inkitt.com/entwined. From there writers can enter and readers can read. For readers, it is a great place to find endless hours of free reading in bite-sized pieces. Works are submitted as parts of larger works or as standalone shorts. Links to authors’ other works are easy to find, and reviews are easy to post.
As of about an hour before this posting, there are 220 entries in the Entwined contest, all free to read, many with reviews, all with short descriptions of the piece, with the top ten stories (with story and author links) being: