What they want:
Do you dig writing short stories? Are you a stone cold killer under pressure and deadlines? Are you willing to be judged by your peers? Then you might have what it takes to be a part of The Writer’s Arena.
Here’s what we are looking for:
Skilled authors. You don’t have to have anything published before, but be sure to send us a sample of your work. If we think you have the chops, you’ll get slotted in to go against one of our writers. We’re also looking for a few on-call writers who would be willing to substitute in if a scheduled writer fails to complete their story.
People who can handle a deadline. You will be given a short window (around ten days) to finish a short story on a prompt that we provide. This sounds far easier than it is. Be prepared.
A willingness to document the writing experience. A big part of this contest is the process by which the writer conquers their stories. We want people who will post on their blog, in the comment threads here, around social media., and perhaps make a half-drunken YouTube video if they get discouraged. We want process, we want fun, and we want to see you engage with the audience and your competitors.
Good sportsmanship. Writing is a very subjective thing. Our judges and the audience will decide who the ultimate victors are, so please be willing to graciously accept victory or defeat.
Award: Writers will be given a base level $5 prize, and a cut of all donations given for the week of their contest. This is a new competition, and we are hoping to raise these rates soon.
Submission Guidelines: http://thewritersarena.com/want-to-compete/