Are you a literature lover? Do you want to share your love and work with the world? Do you want to get paid by writing online? If so, then we have some news for you! The first writing contest held by FicFun will take place this July. Professional writers, amateurs, and literature lovers alike are all encouraged to make an entry! In addition to prizes up to $7,000, we will select writers with potentials to become contract authors. This means we’ll pay you for every word you write! Sound good? Then don’t hesitate to act now!
Romance, Teen Fiction, Vampire / Werewolf, Mystery/Crime, and Fantasy/Sci-Fi
1).Choose one Genre
3).Complete the Contact Info
4).Automatically go to the Author Center
5).Click Create a Book to start
6).Add at least 5 chapters with 2000 or more words per chapter
PLEASE NOTE that all entries must be submitted through the Competition Page.
Books created by directly clicking Create from the homepage won’t have the qualification to enter the contest.
*Please don't change the genres of your works for the competition.Any genre except for the five genres（Romance, Teen Fiction, Vampire / Werewolf, Mystery/Crime, and Fantasy/Sci-Fi） will not have access to the competition.
*In addition, books submitted through the Competition Page can be updated through clicking Create on the homepage.
1).Contest Duration: July 3 to September 4, 2017
2).Reader’s Poll: July 3 to September 4, 2017
3).Vote Tallying and Award Announcement: September 4 to September 8, 2017
4).Prizes will be awarded from September 11 to October 6, 2017
Fan Choice Award
USD 500 for champions
USD 300 for the second place contestants
USD 200 for the third place contestants
USD 100 for the fourth place contestants
USD 100 for the fifth place contestants
* Five winners for each genre and 25 prize winners in total will be selected based on the votes（including readers' and editors'）they receive.
Editor's Choice Award: USD 100
* The editors will select 10 winners among those who are not included in the top 25.
Readers Award: Amazon electronic gift cards (USD 10 each card)
* During the contest, all readers are welcome to post comments below the entries. After the announcement of prize winners, the writers of the 3 most-liked comments will receive Amazon electronic gift cards (USD 10 each card). Each account will only be awarded 3 cards at most.
Requirements for prize-winning readers;
1).Each comment cannot be less than 100 words and shall receive at least 10 likes.
2).The prize-winning readers shall be in the regions that support the use of Amazon electronic card.
1).During the contest, all contestants must upload their works to the designated page. The works have to be original and haven't been published on Amazon or other commercial sites. And the contestants own the copyrights. If the contestants violate any rules of the contest, they will be disqualified. Authors are free to write about any themes or topics except child pornography and bestiality.
2).Entries must meet the following requirements: The piece of writing must have more than 100 votes in order to be considered as a valid entry into the competition. The final result will depend on the number of votes, and each account is limited to 10 votes per month.
3).The entries have to be novels which will be judged only based on the number of votes. For the sake of fairness, all entries will be displayed on the contest page and the latest works will be placed at the forefront. Therefore, we advise you to update your work frequently, even if it is only a short story.
4).For authors who have already uploaded works to FicFun before the contest, you can contact our editors to help transfer your works to the competition page if you want to join in. For more details, please send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact our editors.
5).After the competition, FicFun will select a group of contestants as our contract authors. As a contract author, you will receive at least $300 per month from FicFun as long as you update your articles according to the contract. The basic requirements for work are to update at least 15 chapters per month, with each chapter no less than 2000 words and the number of total chapters no less than 150. The remuneration for each chapter is $20. The more popular your works are, the more you will be paid. It is important to note that the winners of the contest are not necessarily our contract authors. Anyone who uploads works to FicFun's website, whether they are competition entries or not, can become our contract authors. Our professional team will carefully judge every piece of work.
6).If the works of the contract author fails to bring more readers or clicks in two months, FicFun will be involved in the creation processes of works through giving instructions on the modification of plots, increasing the frequency of updates and other means. If the conditions of works still have no change in one month, FicFun will cancel the works after careful consideration.
7).Remuneration: Monthly remuneration will be issued before the end of next month. The works of contract authors have to be original, and FicFun has exclusive copyright of the works of contract authors. Other specifics about copyrights will be stipulated in the contract.
Sounds good? If so, then tell a friend, pick up your pens and keyboards, and join the fun!
There are two ways to be our signed writers：
1)Uploading your works on FicFun and updating regularly, then our editors will read your works carefully. If your works are good enough, we will consider signing a contract with you. Of course, you can recommend yourself to us if you’re confident enough with your works.
2)FicFun will host kinds of writing contests from time to time, and the winners stand more chances to become our signed writers. You still also have the opportunities even though you failed, we will select signed writers according to the quality of your works.
Go to the competition page and comment under the entries. Each of the three most-liked comments under the prize-winning works will get an Amazon electronic gift cards (USD 10 each card). But the comment must include 30 words at least and each account can receive three cards at most.
Once you choose the genre and submit your work, it cannot be changed by yourself in the author center. But you can contact our editors to help change it.
We don’t mind you using your previous works as long as they are not published on Amazon or other commercial sites during the competition. However we highly recommend that you join with new stories, because if you would become our signed writers, we will pay for your every new and exclusive chapter on FicFun.
Of course, you can get larger possibility to win by doing so. But to be fair, each writer can only have one winning work. We will choose the one with the highest rank. Also be aware of that the more works you upload, the bigger chance you will have to become a signed writer.
15 chapters per month is general acceptable according to our research. Actually as long as the plot is compelling, you don’t have to ponder on every word you use.
Furthermore, we’re also considering a payment plan for non-signed writers. That is even though you just write one chapter monthly, you may get $100 reward. The details are still under discussion.
Absolutely no! Try your best and win the game!
Yes, but since each writer can only have one winning work, it is better to give your best shot. And also it would be easier to win to submit under the genre with fewer competitors.
Generally, we only pay through Paypal, so you must have a Paypal account to receive money, no matter it belongs to you, your parents or your friends.
Besides, the commission for signed writers will also be paid through Paypal, and all the details will be elaborated in the contract.
Yes, we still have a Writers’ Recommendation Plan. You can recommend other writers to join in the contest. If your recommended writers win, then you can get a $10 bonus per person. If they become signed writers, then it is $20 per person. No upper limit. This plan is for long-term and the details will come out in due time.
If you have other questions, you can email us. Our email address is email@example.com. You can find us on Facebook at FicFun Ding. You can also contact us via Discord. Our current authors are using this software to make communication quick and convenient. Our editors’ Discord: Tomcrueding#8806, Betty Liu#7669
FicFun reserves the right of final interpretation for the terms.