Writing Competition: Tell A Tale — Gothic Fiction

Writing competition for those of us with a taste for the Gothic. 

The closing date Saturday 21st April 2018 so you might need to get cracking if you don’t already have the beginnings of a suitable story.

Here’s a quick overview from the official website:-

We want your terrifying tales!
We want you to write a 500-word tale of terror using the following quotation from the play’s script as inspiration:

 “It might be possible, of course, that far from being one, we may possess two selves.”

Following in the gothic tradition, think about the fears we have today and how they could be expressed in a dark but fun and emotional tale.  Your tale should grip the reader in the way that gothic novels of the late 19th century captured the imaginations of their Victorian readers.  There should be an intellectual thread running through the story.

Elements of gothic fiction you could consider include

  • Melodrama and sensationalism
  • An element of the supernatural
  • Intense or heightened emotion
  • Significant focus on setting

For the full details follow the link to the Official Website: http://theatrecloud.com/get-involved/creative-projects/tell-a-tale-gothic-fiction


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