A Movellas Christmas Competition!

by , Saturday December 1, 2018
A Movellas Christmas Competition!

It's that time of year again...

Write about the holiday season and win yourself an extra christmas present :)



♫ ♫ "Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!" 


It's that merry time of the year again! Christmas is coming as the year winds down with treats, presents, and hopefully some snow :) December is already upon us, so we'd like to take this time to introduce a new writing competition worthy of the beloved occasion on Movellas. We can't expect a happy New Years without having a festive christmas competition first, so here it goes...


We liked some of the changes from last year, which means this time around you don't have to make an advent calender or write a minimum number of chapters, just write your entry in whatever form you prefer so there's no pressure to create a chapter every day, because after all it's your holiday too and so it's good to relax and enjoy yourself at the same time.


How to Participate

You can write a diary entry, poem, novella, or fanfiction - it is up to you because we all share our joy in different ways. The only rule is that you should choose at least one of the four options:


Write a story with classic "characters." Pixies, Santa Claus/Father Christmas, reindeers, elves, dwarfs, angels, snowmen, and/or other characters such as these need to be a part of your story. They don't need to be the main character, but they must play an important role.


Write a story about finding lost Christmas joy. At least one of the characters in your story needs to find their christmas joy, whomever she or he may be...


Your Christmas story has to be (partially) set in another universe. You choose if the whole story is set in another universe than the one we know, or if it's only partial by someone finding an entrance to the other universe... You can make up your own universe too, or write a story set in an already existing universe, like one from your favorite Disney movie.


If you don't want to write something but would rather design, you can create a Christmas cover or fanart inspired by the same themes :) Don't forget that for the visual prize in every competition, you may also create a trailer. 


Remember to write in the description of your movella which of the options you chose. You can also choose all of them if you're feeling ambitious!



Winning stories will be shared on Movellas' social media (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+ etc.)


1st Place will receive a papella (paperback copy!) of their winning entry, or a $25 Amazon gift card.


2nd Place will receive a papella of their winning entry, or a $20 Amazon gift card!


Best Cover/Fanart/Trailer will receive a post-Christmas Movellas-themed surprise...




Open globally

Multiple entries allowed (maximum - 3)

You may not update your entry/movella once the competition deadline has passed.

You may not use the same movella in future competitions.

You may not use a movella that has already been published in other competitions.

Check out the Competition FAQs for more!


NOTE: Covers must use resources licensed under CC0, or Public Domain. If you’re creating something that will be listed as a fan work, then you may use resources relating to your chosen fan-base (or combination of fan-bases), but it must be listed as fanfiction when you release it on Movellas.
    We can't wait to read more of the christmas joy soon...




Competition ends Monday, December 31, 2018 (20:00 PST)

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