Every quarter we post a writing challenge, or in other words contest! Louise Taylor is the official challenge manager and judge of Writers' Vision. The challenge will first post on the blog and then later be copied to this page here for your convenience.
Challenges run from Jan-Mar, April-June, July-Sept, and Oct-Dec. Entries must be entered on the last day of the ending month, for example: if the challenge ends in March, you have until midnight on March 31st to enter.
July - September Contest 2023
Welcome to our 3rd quarter contest, where the objective is to write a story based off of the book of Galatians!
Now what do I mean by that exactly?? Well, what I'm referring to is the kind of love that is portrayed in the book of Galatians. True love that is concerned for welfare, for the betterment of the other person. The type of love that gives without really expecting much in return, that will confront a perceived wrong with the best of intention in the hopes that the person will correct it. The type of love that encourages and lifts someone else up, that bears their burdens and loves on them despite their shortcomings.
As the summer months go by, and we're caught up with going going going, we can often forget to be kind and loving, and in our culture of busyness we often forget that relationships are work, they take time, effort, and emotion.
Even for different types of relationships, sometimes it takes the same amount of effort to get to know the guy you like as it does to get to know your sister, or an estranged friend.
What I think it's important to showcase is having a heart for others in not only the good times, but the bad as well, and remember that trials are a time for growth, especially with relationships.
One last note, you are not required to include a specific passage, or verse within your actual narrative, but please take the opportunity to read through the book before you begin writing your story.
-The limit is 3,000 words, with a minimum of 1,000.
-One Submission per person
-You may choose whichever tense you prefer, but please don't change your tense in the middle of your narrative.
-You may also choose whichever POV you feel the most comfortable writing, or that may fit the narrative best.
-We ask that you ensure your story fit our genre (you may be as creative as you like, writing a fantasy story, contemporary, or even a dystopian is welcome as long as you adhere to the main story idea and emphasis on relationships).
-Keep the content of your story appropriate to our community guidelines.
-Remember that this is a Christian community, and that the end goal of our writing is to glorify our God and Creator
-The deadline for this contest is going to be Sept. 30th, at midnight PST. We will be revealing the winner in October.
-If you have any further questions or concerns, you're welcome to send me a message and I'll get back to you ASAP! :)