Black History Month in America

The topic for this contest is: Black History Month in America

February is Black History Month in America. Write a story that somehow incorporates the topic. The story does not have to be specifically about the topic. But should clearly incorporate the topic into the story.

Creative approaches are welcomed. But contest voters will be asked to consider the topic when making a choice for a winner.

Minimum length 700 words. Maximum Length 7,000 words. Recommended length 2,000 - 3,500 words.

The contest winner will win half of the prize pool which is based on the number of entries. The second and third place winners will each share the remaining prize pool. The prize pool is currently 35.00 member dollars. There are 11 spots still open. If all open spots are used the prize pool will be 90.00 member dollars. In this contest at least 2 submissions must be made for the vote to begin.

Deadline: Contest is closed. Deadline was Sunday, February 16, 2020.



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The voting booth will include this summary of the contest:

    This is a topic based contest. Please consider the topic when reading each entry. Writers were not required to write specifically about the topic but it should be incorporated into the submission. There are requirements for length. Minimum length 700 words. Maximum Length 7,000 words.


If you plan to write for this contest reserve a spot. There are a limited number of entries. A vote by writers will determine the winner. The decision is final. All members that submit a work are encouraged to vote. One entry per person. New entries to the site only. If you already posted a work on FanStory.com that work is not eligible for a contest.

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Deadline: Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 11:59pm EST.

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Contest Entries

Author Name Submission Status
Susan Larson Entered Poetry in Motion
Rosemary Everson1 Entered February is Black History Month
susand3022 Entered Slavery Under Northern Lights
jennann9374 Position Reserved
atkkta Position Reserved
judiverse Entered Singing Their Way to Freedom
Bar62 Position Reserved