This is the homepage and general information page for the Size Riot quarterly writing contests. What started out as a dare has become an institution.
The contest plays out over three months. First there’s a month where we promote the next contest, announce the theme, and enlist writers to compete. We’ve been trying to reach out to DeviantArt, Giantess City, even Instagram—and now we have a mailing list—but mainly the contest is Twitter-centric. It’s just easier that way.
Then everyone who entered the contest has one full month to create an original piece of flash fiction (under 2,000 words) of a size-fetish story within the announced topic. Sometimes other constraints are put upon it, and sometimes all details are left up to the writer. Sometimes the theme is hard enough all by itself, honestly.
In the third month, the stories are revealed and we get as many people as possible to read them (authors included) over three weeks, then evaluate them against each other. Categories include Sexiest Story, Most Engaging, Best Embodied the Theme, or Missed the Point. After a few weeks of that, the results are tallied and the winners announced.
This is just for fun: there are no prizes and there’s no fee to enter. Writers come to it with different motivations, whether to try something new, to learn about the writing process, or to feel motivated by working with writers around the world. Some walk away with bragging rights and a positive feeling about themselves. Every writer winds up with a complete story that didn’t exist two months prior, and the readers are treated to fresh batches of original work by their favorite (and new favorite) authors.
These are generally the rules:
- Writers submit one work of flash fiction (up to 2,000 words).
- Characters may be human, furry, anthro, mecha, whatever your twisted little heart desires.
- Do not incorporate under-aged children or teens as primary characters. This is fetish writing, after all.
- Do not use recurring characters or familiar settings, as writers’ identities should be anonymous.
- Writers are encouraged to vote, but please don’t vote for yourself.
- …and then there are rules about dates of entry, deadlines, all that good stuff, plus any further writing constraints beyond the theme.
Anyone can join, in the month before the contest starts. Follow the SizeRiot Twitter account for updates, and please do read the previous contests’ stories. If you’d like to receive updates on entering the contests, reading the entries, or other events, please subscribe to the newsletter. Updates are infrequent and to the point.
- I challenged Nyx to a cruel-writing contest, and CruelJan17 was born—winner: Nyx, “The Portrait”
- April is my birthmonth, so three months later was GentleApril17—winner: Little Comrade, “Making Adjustments”
- My good friend Undersquid suggested ButtyJuly17 (it’s about butts)—winner: QuickSilver, “Today and Forever”
- The theme we voted on for October is UnawareOct17—winner: CrushedBoyWonder, “Unaware”
- The schedule started all over again with CruelJan18—winner: Aborigen, “Homework”
- The second GentleApril18 of all time—winner: Nyx, “Aftermath”
- By popular vote, GrowthJuly18 was selected—winner: Grildrig, “Upbraided”
- The writers themselves chose WritersOct18: Big Couples—three-way tie: Elle Largesse, “Currents”; Grildrig, “Extra Sprinkles”; Aphrodite, “Memory”
- Year Three began with CruelJan19—winner: Taedis, “Queen of His Lies”
- After some contention, GentleApril19 featured middle-aged main characters—winner: Taedis, “Even an Ox”
- Writers and readers voted for GiantJuly19: First Date—winner: RobClassact, “Common Ground”
- Finally, October belongs to Cocktober19—winner: JM Wilde, “She’s the Limit”
- Year Four begins with CruelJan20 and three categories of winners:
- GentleApril20’s theme is Rescue—winner: Scidram, “Passing Through“
- The 15th topic is HistoricalJuly20—winners: Elle Largesse, “Anne and the King’s Miniaturist,” and Aborigen, “Book IV, Part VII“
- October’s topic will be “My Blue Heaven”