FicFun is thrilled to announce the opening of our second writing contest which will focus on two separate themes: Romance and Suspense. There are no limitations on genres.

So what kinds of stories is FicFun looking for? Put simply, we want fast-paced, well-written and engaging works of fiction that will keep readers sitting on the edge of their seats.

Meanwhile, we will also be signing works that we deem outstanding onto our paid-writers program, regardless if they win a prize or not. Signed writers will be awarded a contract and receive regular payment and book promotion via FicFun. Particularly prominent works may even have the chance to be published worldwide.

Schedule

Duration: November 1st, 2017 to June 4th, 2018

  • Submission Deadline: 12:01 A.M. (GMT) April 30th, 2018
  • Submission Review Date: May 1st to May 31st, 2018
  • Final Announcement: June 4th, 2018
  • Paying Procedure: June 5th, 2018 to September 6th ,2018
Entry
Guideline

Romance

Chicklit, Teen Fiction, Young Adult, Suspense Romance, Fantasy Romance, Sci-Fi Romance, Historical Romance, Light Comedy, Erotic Literature, War and Military Romance, Love and Conspiracy, etc.

FicFun welcomes stories in the style of urban romance. However, romance needn’t be the main theme of your submission and can be blended with mystery, suspense, and fantasy, all of which are welcome.

Suspense

Detective, FBI, Serial killer, Mystery, Adventure, Thriller, Crime, Supernatural, Sci-Fi Suspense, Romantic Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Historical Suspense, etc.

Suspense is both a genre and writing technique. As such, any genre can contain suspense and thus submissions aren’t limited to the suspense genre.

*More than one work may be submitted under both themes; however, only one prize can be won.

Prize

$ monetary reward in USD.

*$ monetary reward in USD.

Judging

Best Romance & Suspense winners will be selected by FicFun’s Reviewing Committee and should meet the following criteria:

Compelling plot;
Well-written and easy to read;
Be logical and coherent;
Be original, creative and bold.

*Entries that are popular will also gain the attention of FicFun’s reviewing committee first, thus, popularity will be an important factor when judging.

Fan’s Choice Award will be nominated based on the amount of followers their works accrue. To be eligible, winners must have no less than 200 followers.

Community Award winners will be awarded to the most enthusiastic and involved readers of our community. They will be chosen by those whose comments under the entries are the most liked, and must be at least 20 words in length.

Sharing Award winners will be chosen from readers who have posted screenshots of their comments under the entries to their Facebook page and commented on their page containing ficfun.com with #myfavoriteFicFunfiction or #readingonFicFun. FicFun will then choose the top ten users who have sent their Facebook screenshots to us. We will award the top ten most liked and shared a cash prize.

Honorary Judge’s Choice will be awarded by Geoff Nelder, our honorary judge. The winner will be the one he deems has the most potential to become a best-seller.

Notices
for Entrants

All entries must be original works, in English, and not have been published on any platforms,including e-books and hardcopies. Pictures used as book covers must have public copyright or the writer owns the copyright. Copyright infringers and plagiarists will result in disqualification and shall bear all the legal consequences;

Child pornography and bestiality are forbidden;

No fanfictions are accepted due to the copyright issue;

Entrants grant to FicFun a royalty-free license to display their works on ficfun.com, and use their works in any and all media for possible promotional or advertising purposes, without further permission, notice, or compensation;

Any potentially winning work must be at least 50,000 words in length but needn’t be complete and can be a collection of stories;

Entrants own all the copyrights of their entries. But by accepting the awards, winners shall authorize their works’ digital copyright to FicFun for three years free of charge, have obligation to complete their works in the future and cannot delete the entries, starting from the payment received date. Meanwhile FicFun owns the right to have digital copies of all winning stories;

FicFun utilizes PayPal as its method of payment. PayPal does charge a transaction fee which is borne by the receiving party of the payment, which is the responsibility of the other party to accept.

For entrants who are not yet a legal adult, you will need parental consent to both enter the contest, and to collect your prize if you win.

*Any entrants participating in this competition shall be deemed to accept all above rules and notices. Winners will be required to sign a confirmation letter before accepting the awards.

If you have any questions, go to Q&A or e-mail edit@ficfun.com.

FicFun reserves the right of final decision on the interpretation of all rules and notices.

Click Romance or Suspense to Submit