The Medium Writers Challenge – Popular blogging site, Medium is calling on all Storytellers to come share essays that leaves readers caught up in the rapture of an unforgettable narrative.
What’s in it for you?
The Medium Writers Challenge, which will take place over the course of four weeks, is a chance for you to share your best ideas with an esteemed panel of judges and millions of Medium readers — plus, an opportunity to win $50,000.
Here’s how it will work.
The team at Medium is providing four guiding prompts: Reentry, Death, Work, and Space. Each is accompanied by a descriptive paragraph to help you get your wheels turning — but don’t feel confined. Your experiences or perspectives might take you down other roads that are well within the parameters of the prompt. An expert panel of cultural leaders, editors, and writers will join as guest judges to select their favorites. With the help of the judging panel, Medium will select four finalist winners — one for each prompt — who will each be awarded with $10,000 each. One of the four finalists will be selected for a grand prize of $50,000. Additionally, 100 honorable mention selections will each win $100.
How to enter
Entering the challenge is easy: Just write to one — or more — of the writing prompts outlined below, and include the associated tag when publishing your story on Medium. (Once you hit “Publish” on your post, you can type it into the “Add a tag…” box.)
The deadline to publish your work is August 24, 2021. The four finalists and grand prize winner will be announced by September 21, 2021.
OkadaBooks bears no affiliation with the team at Medium as at the time of sharing this information. Please do your own research and decide if you want to apply for this writing challenge or not.
Know more about the Medium Writers Challenge HERE.