Digital Fiction Writing Competition

A friend sent me the link to this and it looks interesting. Judging by the standard of the written entries in the Online Eisteddfod, some of you would have the skills to write in Welsh, but you can write in English as well.

It seems it’s an annual competition for “fiction written on and for digital devices” and it’s sponsored by Wonderbox Publishing in conjunction with Bangor University.

This is how they describe ‘digital fiction’:

Digital fiction is fiction that is written to be read/played on digital devices. Importantly, digital fictions are different to e-books. Rather than existing as a digital version of a print novel, digital fictions are what are known as “born digital” – that is, they would lose something of their form and/or meaning if they were removed from the digital medium.

For example, they may contain hyperlinks, moving images, mini-games or sound effects. In many digital fictions, the reader has a role in constructing the narrative, either by selecting hyperlinks or by controlling a character’s journey through the storyworld. Digital fictions therefore require that the reader interacts with the narrative throughout the reading experience. Hypertexts, text-adventure games, multimedia stories, interactive video, literary games, and some mobile apps are all examples of types of digital fiction.

The information is available at Opening Up Digital Fiction Writing Competition