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, Tumblr, Facebook, 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), 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 no special benefits, other than knowing you wrote a story people liked. The whole “contest” is just a creative exercise, kinda like a writing group but with friendly rivalry. It’s intended to challenge writers to experiment with material they might not have tried before—it was just as hard for the Cruel writers to produce Gentle work as it was for the Gentle writers to create Cruel material. But we pushed ourselves and cranked out dozens of exciting new stories and grew as writers. At the very least, we were productive.
These are generally the rules:
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.