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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?
The inescapable agent of someone’s or something’s downfall.
A long-standing rival; an archenemy.
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!
Enemies to Lovers
Foe Romance Subtext (But skip the sub and make it TEXT!)
Belligerent Sexual Tension
The Only One Allowed to Defeat You
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)
1000 to 15,000 words
Eligibility: Open to all. No Reprints. No simultaneous submissions.
Multiple Submissions: yes
Via: Wicked Taxidermy Press.
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Stuart Conover is a father, husband, published author, blogger, geek, entrepreneur, horror fanatic, and runs a few websites including Horror Tree!