The Digital Americana Prize for Storytelling> Deadline: July 4, 2013
> Entry Fee: $10
> Prize: $500
Digital Americana Magazine has always been about pushing the limits of independent publishing technology. This contest we present is no different. The great American novel has been a concept in the minds of writers for over a hundred years—defined and redefined with every generation. And we ask, what about the great American digital novel? What about using the tools of the day to do more than write, but to tell a really great story?
Resources: Download promotional contest flier (.pdf)
1. Create an original story as an interactive: PDF, eBook, or iBook. (We suggest trying Apple’s free iAuthor Software: available here)
2. Submissions must be received by April 4, 2013
3. We are looking for creative uses of this medium (the interactive book). If you are unsure what that means, just bring us something that we’ve never seen before. Be careful though: The "words" should remain the star of the story. Nor are we necessarily looking for a picture book, or too many bells & whistles & animations, which only serve to cover over and distract from the story. Be smart about it and we will love it.
4. The entry will be judged on two criteria: 1. Quality of story/writing. 2. Use of the medium.
5. In the case of a tie, both pieces will receive publication and both parties will split equally the cash award.
6. Winner receives a check of $500.
The winning story is selected for animation as an original video.
"It Was Time To Escape Again," by Rip Brown was the winning entry selected from the first Digital Americana 501-Word writing contest and the inspiration for the above video. It was originally featured in the Spring/Summer 2012 issue along with an interview with Rip Brown.