WRITER'S JAM 1 - SEPTEMBER 1 00:00 EST thru SEPTEMBER 2 23:59 EST (48 hrs)
UPDATE 2: PROMPTS ARE LIVE HERE!!!
If you navigate the Newgrounds Writing Forum, chances are you’ll soon realize you’re the only user on the entire site browsing it. Newgrounds is home to many excellent storytellers. The issue is, however, that it's likely no one will navigate to your work without having an existing audience built off a different form of art, due to the infrastructure of Newgrounds. The only stories that successfully receive feedback on Newgrounds are told through video game and animation submissions, where the barrier to entry discourages beginning writers and those inexperienced with project development from sharing their pieces online. In addition, writing competitions are far and few between. Long story short: Literature is an art form that has been neglected on Newgrounds, and it negatively impacts the site when storytellers are unable to share their art.
That's where the Writer’s Jam comes in! The Writer’s Jam is a jam-style competition that encourages both new and experienced writers alike to produce a short piece of literature within a 48 hour period. At midnight, September 1st, 3 one-word prompts will be dropped. participants have until the end of September 2nd (48 hrs, EST) to brainstorm, draft, edit, and post a piece inspired by one of the three prompts. Submissions can be anything you, the participant, desire! There will be a cash prize of $35 for first place, $20 for second place, and $10 for third place.
Sign up HERE to register yourself as a participant! Slots are very limited, so act fast if you’re interested! The rules and guidelines for the competition are also attached in the above link.