Contest: Nemesis


Deadline: August 31st, 2022 (reported on Facebook)
Prizes: 1st place: $100 via Paypal Author Print Copy, Author Interview published on all WTP socials and website. , 2nd Place $50 via Paypal, Author Print copy, 3rd Place $20 via Paypal Author Print copy
Theme: A story about a nemesis

There is no fee to enter. All entries whether they place or not will be considered for publication.

What is Nemesis?

  1. The inescapable agent of someone’s or something’s downfall.

  2. A long-standing rival; an archenemy.

  3. A person’s undoing.

Theme Trope: Enemies to Lovers, Enemies to Allies, Enemies as Lovers/Friends

1st place: $100 via Paypal
Author Print Copy
Author Interview published on all WTP socials and website. 

2nd Place $50 via Paypal
Author Print copy

3rd Place $20 via Paypal
Author Print copy

Working Title: Nemesis

Premise: Sometimes great loves begin with great fury. These are such tales of passion and partnership that ignite somewhere closer to hate.  Warriors on opposite ends of a battlefield align to oppose a greater evil. Sworn enemies become bound brothers for the greater good. Whatever it is that puts them at odds, it’s no match to the power of what binds them together.​

Genres: Keep it speculative. Romance on some level is preferred, but not required—passion, emotion, fierce bonds are what we are looking for.

We’re also hoping to see a lot more #OwnVoices pieces, female authors, LGBTQA+ stories, but all are welcome to submit!​

Encouraged Tropes: 

Enemies to Lovers

Foe Romance Subtext (But skip the sub and make it TEXT!)

Belligerent Sexual Tension

The Only One Allowed to Defeat You

Pairing Examples: 

Beauty and the Beast



Negan/Maggie (Enemies to allies)

Nina and Matthias (Six of Crows)

Batman/Joker (In fanfiction)

Grindelwald/Albus Dumbledore (In fanfiction)

The Doctor/ The Master (Mostly in fanfiction)

Riddick/Fry (Pitch Black)

Length Accepted:

1000 to 15,000 words

Eligibility: Open to all. No Reprints. No simultaneous submissions.

Multiple Submissions: yes

To submit click here

Via: Wicked Taxidermy Press.

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