I’m building awareness for this publication Animal Rescue, which is a community I would love to see grow.
I want to give a fun and beautiful incentive to help remind those who haven’t felt passionately about writing for a while of that feeling to dig deep. Sometimes cash doesn’t mean much — unless it’s 10–50k but I can’t afford that prize sorry!
Why give prizes to other publications?
I want to show support for other publications and foster more collaboration between those publications.
To provide prizes so we can have more competitions in the community. Because it’s FUN!
To keep the chain going, so the enjoyment and excitement of this competition doesn’t end with the final entry date.
Start and Finish
Articles must be published after the date of this article, and prior to 11.59pm 31/10/21 ACST.
That’s Adelaide, Australia time. Please make sure you check your time zones! If in doubt, here is a timer that will tell you the correct countdown time!
I will add you to the publication as a writer within 24–48 hours
2. Write your story, and add it to the publication. Confirm that it fits with this checklist
Length between 600–3000 words. All lengths will be equally eligible to win
Subscribe and Follow Animal Rescue the publication
Write a story using the topic ‘TREASURED ANIMAL’
Stories may be fiction or non-fiction but not poems.
Ensure all images (including your own) are attributed, otherwise they will not be published in Animal Rescue, until you attribute them. Notes will be left on all entries as to why they weren’t published or where changes are made
One entry per person
Tag with ‘Animal Rescue’ and ‘Treasured Animal’. 3 other tags are your own to choose.
3. Your story if it meets the competition criteria will be published with the other entries
All entries will be published in a new tab of Animal Rescue called Competition. You will find them there.
You may not edit your entry once submitted without requesting permission. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with details of the changes you would like to make. This is to maintain the integrity of the competition.
About the topic
You can interpret the topic ‘TREASURED ANIMAL’ as broadly or literally as you like. A special pet who meant a lot to you, or an endangered species you had an encounter with. As long as your story would generally be considered to fit within an interpretation of the topic, it is eligible. If in doubt, contact me.
Choosing a winner
A winner will be chosen by the competition owner, me
, or where I am unable to do so, a person or persons will be nominated to take my place or assist me.
The winner will be chosen based on how effective each story is at the following criteria:
Evocativeness (How much does the story draw out feelings, of any kind)
Meaning and insight (Does this story tell us something unique that goes beyond the individual who wrote it?)
Mastery of storytelling (How drawn in and embedded in the story are we — for whatever reason)
The winner receives one digital pet portrait of up to 3 pets of their choice.
The winner chooses 3 different publications, and each receives one digital pet portrait of up to 3 pets. Ideally, these publications will use these portraits to help grow their publications through another competition each!