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To those of you who submitted an entry for PART 1 of our Six Year Contest, CONGRATULATIONS!

If you submitted an entry please make sure your name is listed below. These are the contestants we have recorded for PART 1. In total we had 89 stories come in (woohoo)! If your name isn’t listed, but you posted PART 1 by the deadline, no worries. Send us a modmail right away and we’ll get things sorted. :)


victorged, mialbowy, DeludedDoppleganger, sprucay, WokCano,
Kammerice, Shadowyugi, cassiuspennington, CaspianX2,
choppoch, kdoiron, Giglomesh, jpeezey, upthebooks,
Bilgebum, adlaiking, nazna, Fordregha, KingWapo,
TicTacGone, mags_world, babyshoesalesman, thatlibrariangirlm, BraveLittleAnt,
JoeMontano, DannyMethane, eyehaitmaijob, BlackJezus27, rarelyfunny,
Xacktar, LisWrites, LadyLuna21, SHOW_ME_SEXY_TATS, squidster547,
francwolf, Book_Bear, Steven_Lee, ImpracticalJuggler, It_s_pronounced_gif,
Ford9863, TemporaryPatch, Levitar1, AHumongousFish, JohannesVerne,
Thawsan, yaq
, AKWitherkay, No_Tale, Mlle_,
AntiMoneySquandering, salazarb, HedgeKnight, BMwriting, elfboyah,
HittmanA, sorksvampen, Estar24, Snurdle, AnonymousConor,
blazesh, A_CGI_for_ants, Orchidice, haji1823, ringostones,
LadyAralin, mtndewskateboard, TA_Account_12, awesome-yes, Dimitri1033,
ThreeDucksInAManSuit, LovableCoward, mdallen, penguin347, LycheeBerri,
Nate_Parker, Landator, BookWyrm17, acerbicMango, drislands,
veryedible, littlepillowcase, XcessiveSmash, NebulasResolve, CodeMajesty,
AnEffortIsBeingMade, ghost_write_the_whip, Idreamofdragons, scottbeckman, ohwhatirony


Without further ado, below you will find the archetype for PART 2. Good luck!


This contest is not based on a prompt but a character archetype. Part 2's archetype is: SCAVENGER


The deadline for PART 1 has passed.

PART 2 entries must be submitted by Monday, August 20th, 2018 at 11:59pm PDT.



Just a Reminder from the previous post,

We're doing things a little differently this contest. Instead of having one deadline there are 2! So, you are submitting your entry in two parts. You must submit both parts by their due dates in order to enter the contest and qualify for the voting rounds. The entry date for part 1 has passed. Part 2 should be a continuation of that story, in which you incorporate the second archetype, given above.

Rules and Guidelines

  • Anyone (who isn't banned) can enter!
  • Do not enter unless you plan on reading and voting on your assigned entries.
  • You must submit responses for both parts of the contest in order to qualify for the voting rounds.
  • Each part must be between 2,000 and 4,000 words.
  • Part 2 should be a continuation of the story you wrote for part 1 and incorporate the new archetype, posted in two weeks.
  • No preexisting work. New stories must be written for this contest.
  • This should be primarily self-edited.
  • All writing submitted must be your own work, no one elses (Don't submit on anyone's behalf for this contest).
  • One entry per person.
  • Refrain from posting your story in other places, or posting a continuation of your work outside of the contest until you are no longer eligible to win.
  • Your entry must comply with subreddit rules.
  • Should you be banned from the subreddit at any point during the contest you will be disqualified.


How To Enter

Submit a post to this sub by the deadline, following the rules above and using the following as your title:


For Part 2:

[PI] Title of Your Entry: Archetypes Part 2 - #### Words


  • Replace "Title of Your Entry" with whatever you are calling your story. This should be the same for both parts.
  • Replace first #### with the word count for the part you are currently submitting.
  • Please follow this format exactly, or else you risk us not noticing your entry. It helps us easily search for entries. (If we notice it mislabeled, we will remove it and explain how to resubmit it properly).
  • On old reddit and need help with formatting your post? Check out our basic formatting guide.



  • 1st place: 12 months of Reddit Gold

  • 2nd place: 8 months of Reddit Gold

  • 3rd place: 6 months of Reddit Gold


What's Next?

  • A voting thread will be posted after the deadline where each participant will be placed into a group.
  • Each group will read and vote on all entries from another group (using new 3-vote system).
  • The length of the voting rounds will be determined when the entries are in, depending on how much reading will be required. (You will probably be given 2 weeks to vote for each round.)
  • Winners of each group will move to the final voting round.
  • Everyone who entered will be able to vote in the final round.
  • If there is a tie /u/AliciaWrites and /u/Tiix will read the responses and make a final decision.
  • Random gold will be given to voters.
  • Winners will be announced, prizes awarded, and we'll all celebrate!


Congrats, you made it to the end of another post! Now, shoo. Get writing and godspeed! :D

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Hi, WritingPromptians! Welcome to the Wednesday Wildcard!

Did you know [IP] "Image Prompt" tags are the best?

Okay, that's a bit subjective, but they're my favorite at least! Images are great sources of inspiration and can really help get the creativity flowing.


If you want to submit an image prompt, use the [IP] tag, give it a title, and include a link to an image in the text of the post.


To find image prompts, look out for the "Image Prompt" flair or filter on them by clicking the link in the sidebar.

Also, if you are on old Reddit with CSS enabled, the header rotates with image prompts so look for ones that interest you. If you are using the Reddit redesign, the prompts will appear as sidebar images (randomly changes each time you load a page in the sub). To find an archive of all previous header prompts, click here. (also in the sidebar or in the top menus on redesign)

Do you have any suggestions for good "did you know" topics? Comment below!

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