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The pixiv Novel's Writing Support Project is holding two contests simultaneously - "Happy Endings" and "Bad Endings"!




Two novel creation projects, the "Writing Support Project ~ Happy Endings ~" and the "Writing Support Project ~ Bad Endings ~" are being held at the same time from March 9th, 2021 (Tue).

Writing Support Projects accept novels written under a theme which changes periodically.

This project accepts novels written under a theme which changes periodically. This round is accepting two different themes: "Happy Endings" and "Bad Endings". You can write a novel that has a happy ending or a bad one, using subthemes like the fall of humanity, an undying body, and a life-or-death game. You're welcome to apply to both projects!

Entry Period:
March 9th, 2021 (Tue) to May 5th, 2021 (Wed), 11:59 pm JST

Themes:
Writing Support Project ~ Bad Endings ~
Novels under the theme "bad endings" will be accepted.

Writing Support Project ~ Happy Endings ~
Novels under the theme "happy endings" will be accepted.

The form of the content, genre, and finer details are not considered for either project.

Entry Format:
Please post your novel to pixiv and attach both the project tag (specific to which one you're entering) and more than one sub-theme tags to your novel. You can pick whichever of these tags you like (translation in parenthesis).

Writing Support Project ~ Happy Endings ~
Project tag (required):
執筆応援PJ21Mar

Sub-theme tags (select one or more):
バッドエンド ("Bad endings")
人類滅亡 ("Fall of humanity")
不老不死 ("Eternal youth")
デスゲーム ("Life-or-death game")
駆け落ち ("Elopement")
○○しないと出られない部屋 ("Room in which you must do something first to be able to leave")

Writing Support Project ~ Happy Endings ~
Project tag (required):
執筆応援PJ21Apr

Sub-theme tags (select one or more):
ハッピーエンド ("Happy endings")
人類滅亡 ("Fall of humanity")
不老不死 ("Eternal youth")
デスゲーム ("Life-or-death game")
駆け落ち ("Elopement")
○○しないと出られない部屋 ("Room in which you must do something first to be able to leave")

There isn't a required format (such as short stories or long forms) on the novel you submit (referred to as "contest entries"). The only requirement is that they be over 500 characters.

Eligible Participants:
This contest is open to all registered pixiv users who have read and agreed to these terms and conditions.
* Entries from companies and multiple creators will not be accepted.
* Underage contestants should obtain the consent of a guardian before entering.

Contest Terms:
Please note that the following conditions make a work ineligible for the lottery.
* Works posted before March 8th, 2021 (Mon), 11:59:59 pm JST.
* Works posted or edited after the entry period has ended.
* Works unrelated to the contest theme.
* Works set to private or My pixiv only.
* Incomplete works without a clear plot conclusion.

Prizes:
■ "Writing Support Project ~ Bad Endings ~"
One lottery winner
can choose one of the following:
- A hammock
- A vibration machine
- A single portion anhydrous cooker
* Brands and sizes are negotiable.

20 other winners
- a 1,000 JPY Amazon gift code (approx. 10 USD)

■ "Writing Support Project ~ Happy Endings ~"
One lottery winner
can choose one of the following:
- a hot plate
- a 4-person sukiyaki set
- a high-quality couple's pajama set
* Brands and sizes are negotiable.

20 other winners
- a 1,000 JPY Amazon gift code (approx. 10 USD)

While we're accepting applicants from abroad, Amazon gift codes are limited to use with Amazon.jp. Winners outside of Japan will be given the option to use another service to receive their 1,000 JPY, with any remittance fees deducted. However, the currency will be limited to JPY.

Please read the Application Guidelines on the contest works page for more details.
We look forward to seeing all your entries!

◆Contest Overview~ Bad Endings ~
◆Contest Overview~ Happy Endings ~
◆Writing Support Project ~ Bad Endings ~
◆Writing Support Project ~ Happy Endings ~
◆The pixiv Novels editorial team's Twitter
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