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WWC: Totally PUNK’D! Reminder

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on June 12, 2010


“Totally PUNK’D!”

★ Launch Date: Sunday, June 6th, 2010
★ Due Date: Saturday, June 12th, 2010 by 11.59 PM (Pacific Time)

Challenge Details

Participants will be asked to use any of the “Punk” genres (Cyberpunk, Clockpunk, Steampunk, Elfpunk, etc.) and write a short story.

As a genre challenge, the idea here is to really immerse the reader in the genre. The key to winning this challenge will be the details of a story and how far the genre is taken! Be sure to think about clothing style, era, culture, architecture, etc. As a writer, you are building a world based on the genre you choose!

Have fun, be creative and get PUNK’d!


★ Formatting: Short Story
★ 800 word MIN/8,000 WORD MAX
★ Specify your chosen Genre in the long pitch
★ Use ONLY ONE genre in your entry (no genre mixing)

Extra Challenge Requirements

★ Have one main character be MALE
★ Include at least one ACTION Scene (fighting, dueling, chasing, fleeing, exploding, etc.)
★ Write from the perspective of someone who is NOT the main character. (This means it will be a First Person Narrative)
★ Create an INVENTION (it can be anything; weapon, gadget, machine, whatever) that correlates to the particular “Punk” genre you chose.

Fabulous Prizes!!

1) The Challenge Champion shall receive:

★ ONE free HarperCollins book of your choice
★ ONE free Pick for any of their works or the work of another writer
★ A feature on the Weekly Writer’s Challenge Profile

2. Honorable Mentions (there are always TWO) shall receive:

★ A short feature on the corresponding challenge thread

3. The first (1st) FIVE (5) participants to submit their entries will receive:

★ ONE free Pick for any of their works or the work of another writer

Post links to all entries in the Week ELEVEN Challenge Thread.

Should you have any questions regarding this challenge please e-mail, or visit the Weekly Writer’s Challenge inkpop Profile.

Need More Time???

No problem! If you need an extension, one will be granted to you as long as you ask within an hour of the challenge’s due date. Just leave a comment requesting the extension on the challenge thread or send a message directly to inkpopper Sila.

Good luck inkpoppers!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

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