The bardsy character contest 2022 wishes to attract writers who can write a short story featuring a character that will inspire a novel.
The Bardsy Character Contest 2022 requires that the writer focuses on the protagonist of their next novel. For example, create a compelling narrative from a defining moment in their backstory, an out-of-character action that foreshadows a key conflict, or an important or problematic relationship that constrains or empowers them.
Every finalist’s story will be published in Bardsy’s 2022 Character anthology, and finalists will receive a cash prize as detailed below.
Eligibility for the Bardsy Character Contest 2022
- There is no entry fee required.
- There is no country restrictions. Anyone can enter.
- The publishers seek your first chapter, or an entire novel written to the word limit.
- Your story should stand on its own. Toward this end, you must evaluate it, honestly, using our Publishability Index™.
- No story that the publishers rate as less than 55 will be considered. Self-evaluate your story as honestly as you can, utilizing their FREE publishability index (PI) aide.
- If you can’t rate your story to above 55 (or even if you can!), please use the wealth of resources they offer to make your story the best it can be.
- Writing success invariably requires perseverance and thoughtful revision.
1. Stories between 2,000 words and 3,000 words.
2. Previously unpublished works, entered only via the procedures detailed below.
3. Great — not good — stories.
ENTRY Deadline: 26 of June, 2022
at 11:59 PM Pacific; late entries won’t be accepted.
4. Submissions should be done via their submission portal.
The Bardsy Publishability Index™ contains the criteria they use to judge contests.
There is one grand prize. The grand prize winner receives $299 in cash, and publication in their Character Anthology *.
Finalists receive $50 in cash, and publication in the bardsy Character Anthology *.
An additional, $100, discretionary award for “most improved” previous entrant.
* This publication will be available in ebook and printed formats, on Amazon and other distributors. Finalists can request a free copy.