Writing Contest a Digital Dare for Writers Who Love to Pitch Ideas
Inspiration Department: This is the easiest writing contest to get you started
Are you a creative fiction writer?
Do you love writing?
Do you want practice pitching ideas?
Are you looking to find new fans online?
Cliffhanger Castle is the first serial anthology of its kind on Wattpad. Imagine a world where every chapter features the style of a different author as he or she gets the protagonist into terrible scrapes and out of dire dangers. It’s a suspense roller coaster for the reader, and a creative challenge for the writer.
Prizes for fiction contest: a free book, fame, and digital cheesecake!
If your story is chosen, you will win a copy of Feeding Frenzywhich is being published this fall, plus get your story published in Cliffhanger Castle. Do it for the glory, the experiment, the virtual cheese cake! Yes, I will send you gourmet digital cheesecake if you win. 😉
Pitch your best ideas to get our heroes out of trouble at the start, and into worse trouble by chapter’s end. I will choose the best pitch and the lucky winner of the contest will be invited to contribute the next chapter to Cliffhanger Castle.
Pro Tip: Read the previous chapters on Wattpad before pitching your chapter idea. The rest of thecontest details are on Wattpad.
I will run the contest for the months of July and August, or until a winning idea is received.The winner will be announced here and on social media.
Please spread the news of this contest on social media inside and outside Wattpad.
Still there? Don’t leave without hearing about the latest, greatest summer anthology on Wattpad! My contribution is a tragic comic fantasy story inspired by a skunk. Click here to visit Sun Kissed Fantasy Anthology on Wattpad
This is a writing experiment with its heart in community. Expect chills, thrills, and breathtaking plot twists…
Do you love chapters that end on a cliffhanger? One part contest, one part serial anthology, one part battle of writerly of wits; talented writers compete for the chance to captivate your attention. This story is inspired by a real abandoned hotel and artist’s colony, overlooking lakeside cliffs.
Set around modern day Lake Ontario, Austen and Tiffany are two teens thrown into a nail-biting search for Austen's little sister, Rhea, and her pet dog Ciggaro. The trail leadsto a condemned hotel in the beautiful but perilous grounds of Cliff Park, an old estate with a chequered past and it's fair share of ghost stories.
-- Joanne Weaver
This project is a paranormal thriller with a twist – author collaboration in a serial anthology. If you have ever wanted to read a suspense novel that combines mystery with lots of surprises, this innovative novel, the first of its kind on Wattpad.
Exciting writers compete to display their unique style, in conjunction with other talented authors. The idea is to combine a gentle game of writerly one-upmanship, with a chance for like-minded writers (and readers) to find each other. Only the most talented contributors will have their chapters included in the story.
Is a Serial Anthology Right for You?
Written by various authors in styles ranging from sweet to suspenseful, there is a lot of variety for the reader. If you don’t want to miss out, consider following the project on Wattpad. Here is the link to my Wattpad Profile: @MaajaWentz (on Wattpad)
There you will also find my Watty-Award-Winning mystery/thriller, Feeding Frenzy,as well as virtual shelves of reading recommendations in different genres. There is a lot of free fiction available every day on Wattpad. As a platform, Wattpad has a monthly audience of 45 million to whom it is committed to provide all its stories for free.
Note: Wattpad is for members only but all you need is an email address. Join Wattpad for full access, or get Cliffhanger Castle updates outside Wattpad by joining theLoon Lake Reading Club.
*** Update ***
After putting Cliffhanger Castle on hiatus while I concentrated on editing Feeding Frenzy for publication, Cliffhanger Castle is relaunched and looking for contributors. If you are on Wattpad and you would like to contribute, feel free to pitch me with a chapter idea. If I like your idea, and the samples of your work posted on Wattpad, you may just be our newest featured author.
I just made the deadline to submit a story to The Exile Book of New Canadian Noir. Wish me luck as this anthology, edited by Claude Lalumiere and David Nickle is sure to attract a lot of submissions.
My other news is that I have started editing my latest novel, Hot Old Ladies Club. I hope to have a good draft, ready for beta readers by August. It will be real a challenge as this month I am entertaining my son’s exchange partner until July 24.
I don’t often talk about my family in this blog out of an almost superstitious fear that something bad will happen to my son if I mention him on the Internet. He’s fourteen now so it’s time to relax a bit. Heck, I’m letting him go to France and live with another family for a month. This is no time to be a helicopter mom.
The topic of exchanges is so interesting to me, both through personal experience and as a parent and educator, that I’m thinking of writing some non-fiction on the topic. More about that in a later post.
The Green Man is an archetype of renewal and fertility, associated with forests and the European countryside. You might see his carved face disgorging sculpted stone leaves or hear legends of the Green Knight. He is at home in churches, forests and at the ever popular Green Man Inn.
This new anthology, edited by Adria Laycraft, takes the Green Man archetype into the modern landscape where he is reinvented, relevant, reborn. To me, the urban green man is a shot of hot sap to reawaken our true natures and shake us out of complacency.
Evergreen by Susan MacGregor The Gift by Susan Forest Sap and Blood by Martin Rose The Green Square by dvsduncan Awake by Peter Storey Breath Stirs in the Husk by Eileen Wiedbrauk Green Apples by Rhiannon Held
The Grey Man by Randy McCharles Mr. Green by Gary Budgen Whithergreen by Karlene Tura Clark Cui Bono by Eric James Stone Fallow God by Maaja Wentz Green Man She Restless by Billie Milholland
Purple Vine Flowers by Sandra Wickham Exile by Mark Russell Reed Without Blemish by Celeste Peters Waking the Holly Kin Eileen Donaldson Deer Feet by Michael J. DeLuca Buried in the Green by Heather M. O’Connor The Forest Lord by Sarina Dorie
Greentropy by Calie Voorhis Abandon All… by Goldeen Ogawa Green Salvage by Miriah Hetherington The Ring of Life by Nu Yang Cottage on the Bluff Michael Healy Johnny Serious Satyros Phil Brucato Fun Sucker by Suzanne Church
Greener Pastures by Micheal J. Martineck Green Jack by Alyxandra Harvey Green is Good by Karen Danylak Neither Slumber Nor Sleep by Kim Goldberg