Twist in the Tale 1000 Word Contest, May 2024 - Rules, Terms, and Conditions


Welcome to the Twist in the Tale 1000 Word Contest, May 2024! This contest begins on Mon May 13 2024 and will accept submissions until Mon May 20 2024.

Contest Process

Upon entering, you will be assigned a main genre, a subgenre, and either a subject/object/event/character, depending on the contest. You may re-roll your subgenre and subject/object/event/character up to three times each. The main genre cannot be changed.

Submission Deadline

All entries must be submitted by Mon May 20 2024. No refunds will be given for failing to submit on time.

Judging and Results

Submitted stories will be evaluated by our judges. Results will be announced on Thu Jul 11 2024.


AI Prohibition and Originality Affirmation

Entries must be solely written by human authors. Use of AI-generated content or assistance is strictly prohibited. By participating, you affirm that your submission is an original work created specifically for this contest and has not been previously published or submitted elsewhere.

Judging Criteria

Judges will use a set of rubrics for scoring, but may award additional points for creative deviations in certain areas. Submissions may be disqualified for extreme graphic content or failure to incorporate all required prompt elements. The judging process is blind; judges will not know the authors' identities.

Prize and Tax Information

Prizes will be awarded as per the contest rules. Monetary rewards will be transferred via PayPal, while site credit prizes will be applied directly to winners' accounts. All applicable taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize winners.

Rights and Publication

Authors retain full rights to their submissions. Winners will be asked for permission to publish their work on our platform or to provide a link to it. This request is optional, and authors may decline without affecting their standing in the contest.

Indemnity Clause

By entering this contest, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the contest organizers from any liability, loss, claim, and expense (including reasonable legal fees) related to your participation in this contest.

General Terms and Conditions

Eligibility and Participation Rules

Content Guidelines

We do not accept submissions containing extreme brutality or pornography. Such stories will be disqualified, and no refund will be provided. Our judges are not prudes, but the definition of extreme will come down to the judges' discretion.

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