Friday, April 15, 2016

Writers Unite ~ Writing Contest!

Good morning everyone! :) The day has arrived. The Writing Contest (I just feel like capitalizing it.) begins today!!! *skips through the house* Yippee!! This is going to be such fun. :D 

Contest Dates: April 15 – May 16 
Winners Announced: May 30 
Maximum Word Count: 7,000 words 
Theme: Sacrifice 

To enter the contest, submit your story to: writersunite2016(at)gmail(dot)com

1st Place // Critque and The Choosing by R. Dekker 
2nd Place // Critque and Space Kitties 
3rd Place // Critque and songs: 1) What Are You Going to Do Now You Are Not Saving the World? (From Superman: Man of Steel) 
2) Superman - Man of Steel 
3) Legend - The Celtic Collection

For everyone (that's right, not just the winners get prizes :)) we're including the links for two free ebooks. :) 

Be sure to check out everyone else's blogs (links with the bios) for other amazing prompts. :) 

*NOTE: Please, no inappropriate scenes or language. Preferably no magic, though powers are okay. 

Judges' Bios
Now, let me introduce you to the Writer's Unite members (also the judges of the contest XD)... 

1) Introduce yourself: name you want them to see (does not have to be your real name
2) What is your favorite genre of book to read?
3) What is your favorite genre to write about?
4) When not reading/writing what are some things you enjoy doing
5) What is you favorite kind of music to listen to?
and this last one is totally optional because I have no idea who likes Marvel/DC movies
6) Whose side are you on for Captain America? Civil War team Cap or team Iron man? whose side are you on for Batman vs. Superman? Superman or Batman?

1) I’m SMB
2) I loved to read Biblical and historical fiction, as well as fantasy
3) Everything! I have a ton of different stuff I am working on right now, or have plans for: fantasy, futuristic, historical fiction, and a few other things as well. :)
4) When I’m not reading and writing I’m usually either dreaming up stories, traveling and doing outdoor adventures, or on Pinterest.  :)
5) I like to listen to a lot of different music. I have a playlist for when I’m writing, but for everyday life I like to listen to stuff like Jamie Grace, Moriah Peters, For King and Country, and similar artists/songs.
6) Up to this point I’ve been team Captain America for the Civil War.

1) Raechel
2) Oh that's a tough one...I love many genres, but two of my top favourites are Christian fantasy and Biblical fiction.
3) Christian fantasy with no magic, and a sort of 'medieval' ish feel to it.
4) Well...I'm almost always reading or writing, but I also love throwing my tomahawk/knives at my log target, and just being with my family.
5)I don't have a specific favourite kind of music TobyMac a genre? XD I like upbeat, exciting Christian music.
6) None? I'm not into Marvel stuff. 

1. Hi, my name is Jesseca Dawn. :) 
2. My favorite genre to read would have to be historical fiction. It's awesome. ;)
3. And, my favorite genre to write would be historical fiction as well! I love all the research that goes into it. 
4. My favorite kind of music is movie soundtracks! They're the best! ;) Hymns tie with the soundtracks for a favorite, and contemporary. 

Aiden - 
1) Aiden
2) Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Superhero (whatever that genera is called)
3) Fantasy-Sic-Fi
4) Cosplay, Marital Art, and Parkour
5) Almost anything
6) Well team Spidey for Captain America Civil War, and Superman for Batman Vs. Superman

1) My name is Sierra, though I also go by Sparrow a lot online
2) It depends on my mood, I read a lot of different genres. If I had to pick one, I'd probably say fantasy.
3) Again, I write all different genres. Probably fantasy is my "favorite". 
4) I like drawing and... uh... wow I sound like a boring person. I don't do all that much besides read and write and draw. I love photography though.
5) Also depends on my mood... *hides* I'm not a consistent person. I just have a bunch of spotify playlists with groups of artists and bands together. Right now I'm listening to the TobyMac and Capital Kings one, but last week it was BarlowGirl, ZOEgirl, Addison Road, and Superchic(K)
6) Team Cap! 

1) My name is R. J. Steele
2) My favorite genre is probably fantasy, but dystopian follows closely.
3) I write fantasy with some futuristic.
4) I like to hang out with my friends and cousins in my free time.
5) ...Um, I listen to a lot of different kinds of music....not just one
6) I am Team Cap for the Captain America Civil War. 

1) Hey, I'm Faith P.! 
2) My favorite genre of books to read is historical fiction. :)
3) My favorite genre to write is historical fiction as well. :) 
4) I enjoy pottery, camping, kayaking, and hanging out with my dog. ;) 
5) Contemporary Christian :) 
6) I'm not familiar with any of those, sorry! 

I can't wait to see any and all entries for this amazing contest! Sacrifice – what a great them, huh? Well, what are you waiting for? Go get writing! :) 


--My prompt and the judge representation pictures are from Pinterest.-- 


  1. Cool! Congrats on being a judge! :)
    I don't think I'll be entering, but I'll certainly be following it. :D

    1. Thanks, Lauren! :) It's going to be fun! :)

      Thanks for commenting! :)

  2. Love your prompt! I'm super excited for this as well, and hope we get some cool entries.

    1. Thanks, Soleil!! It's going to be great. :)

      Thanks for your comment!

  3. Replies
    1. Oh, and are we allowed to enter more than one thing? Like, could I enter a poem AND a story? Or maybe I'll just have a poem WITHIN a story... ;)

    2. I don't see why you couldn't enter a poem. I'll check on that (and double entries) and get back to you. :)
      Hehe, that's always an option! XD

      Can't wait to see your entry(s), Rebekah! Thanks for commenting. :)

    3. A poem as an entry, and more than one entry are fine. :) Look forward to something from you!!! :-)

    4. Should I include the prompt I'm using for my entry with my story in the e-mail?

    5. It is not a requirement to include the prompt you use when you submit your story, but if you would like to – go for it! :) (Personally, I wouldn't mind seeing the porimpt that inspired your entry. ;) )

    6. I tag you for the "Top Ten Villains" tag. If you're interested, check out my blog for details. Just thought I'd let you know. ;)

    7. I just looked at your post. :) It sounds like fun! Thanks, Rebekah!

  4. This is very neat. Stalking all the prompts now. I'd love to participate!! And claim the free e-books :D

    1. There're lots of great prompts. ;) I hope you can participate! Can't wait to see what you come up with! :)

      Thanks for commenting, Abi!

  5. I'm super excited for this! I hope that I will be able to participate! It looks so fun!

    1. I hope you can enter, Bethany!! :D I'd love to see an entry from you!!

  6. This sounds like a lot of fun!! What a neat idea. I don't think I will enter, but I will definitely be following it! ;)

    1. It's certainly going to be a fun experience!! :D Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment, Morgan!! :)