What exactly do you mean by “digital fiction”?

See our page What is Digital Fiction? for an overview and a link to a few of the works we’ve used on the Reading Digital Fiction project. Digital Fiction can be built on many different platforms, including HTML, Adobe Flash, JavaScript, Twine, Inform7, Ren’Py, and more. Here are a few of our favorites:

How do I submit?

Just use our online submission form.

What kinds of files can I submit?

We can only accept works that can be played in a web browser on any computer. So regardless of whether you’ve created your work with HTML, JavaScript, Adobe Flash, Twine, Inform7, Ren’Py, or any of the other many software tools and platforms, you need to send us your web-ready files.

If your work is already published online (for example, on your website, or on a hosted site like Twitter or YouTube), then you can simply give us the link to view the work. If your work is not currently hosted online, you can submit the files to us either via a cloud storage link (such as a link to a directory in your Dropbox public folder), or upload them as a compressed archive (zip, rar, tar, 7z) using our submission form.

Can I submit an app?

Yes, apps are acceptable as long as they are playable on both iOS and Android systems.

What will I win?

We will have cash prizes of £300 per prize category! In addition, winners will be published here on the Reading Digital Fiction website, as well as a series of mentoring meetings with select judges on a future digital fiction project.

When is the deadline?

The deadline for entries is 15 December 2016.

What are the guidelines?

  • The work must be either published online, or in web-ready files, viewable in a web browser on any computer.
  • The work must be “born digital”.
  • The work must have been developed/completed in 2015-16.
  • While the competition is open to all submissions of digital fiction, our aim is to find works that are broadly accessible, both in terms of intended audience and device compatibility.

Who is judging?

See our Competition Judges.

How will my entry be judged?

More to come…

If I win, how will the “mentoring” prize work?

More to come…

Don’t see your question? Leave one in the comments!


4 thoughts on “FAQs

  1. Are you okay with multiple submissions from the same author or should I pick one? Are you more interested in shorter pieces, longer works, or are both fine? Is this only intended for UK-based authors?

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