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pixiv Novels is holding the contest, "Writing Support Project ~ Sound ~"!

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The pixiv Novel's Writing Support Project ~ Mystery ~ starts on November 9th, 2021 (Tue).
This contest accepts novels under a theme that changes periodically.

The theme this round is "sound".
Works featuring any kind of sound are accepted. It could be a voice message between lovers who failed to meet, a contest between idols aiming for the top, or even strange sounds heard from a neighboring apartment.

The winner of the top prize will be chosen via a lottery from among the contestants. They'll be able to receive an item that will add a bit of zest to their life (a choice of: smart speakers, a slow juicer, or a pair of champagne flutes). Amazon gift codes will be given to 20 runners-up.

Entry Period:
November 9th, 2021 (Tue) ~ December 31st, 2021 (Fri), 11:59 pm JST

Novels under the theme "Sound" will be accepted. The content, genre, and finer details are up to you.

How to Participate:
Please post your novel to pixiv and attach both the project tag "執筆応援PJ21Nov" and at least one sub-theme tag to your novel. You can pick whichever of these tags you like (original text in parenthesis).

Project tag (required):

Sub-theme tags (select at least one):
Sound (Japanese tag: 音)
Voices (Japanese tag: 声)
Songs (Japanese tag: 歌)
Musical Performance (Japanese tag: 演奏)
VTuber (Japanese tag: VTuber)
Perfect Pitch (Japanese tag: 絶対音感)

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.

* You can enter a series into the contest, but please note that one series will only be one entry in the lottery.
* You can submit as many entries as you like, but understand that one post is one work (including series).
* Incomplete stories are okay.
* If your entry includes content unsuitable for those under 18, please make sure the age restriction is set as R-18 or R-18G.
* Only works posted after November 9th,2021 (Tue), 12 midnight JST will be considered for the lottery.
* Contest entries may receive comments and stickers from the pixiv Novels Editorial team's account.

Contest Terms:
Works that follow under the conditions listed below may be disqualified.
・Not matching the theme of the contest.
・Not having the contest tag attached.
・Setting the privacy level of your entry to “My pixiv”, “Private”, or "URL restricted".
・Reposting a previous illustration or not submitting your entry within the time frame of the contest.
・Posting your entry before 11:59:59 pm JST on November 8th, 2021 (Mon)
・Entering the work in other novel-based projects (including contests) on services run by pixiv and by other companies at the same time.
・Violating any of the rules listed in “Contest Terms”.

Contest prizes:
One winner will have a
choice of one of the following:
- Smart speakers
- A slow juicer
- A pair of champagne flutes
* Brands and type are negotiable.

20 runners-up
- a 1000 JPY Amazon gift code (approx. 10 USD)

* While we're accepting applicants from abroad, Amazon gift cards will only be awarded to applicants within Japan.
* Applicants outside of Japan will be sent pixiv original merchandise instead of a gift code.
* Only winners will be informed of their victory after the contest period has ended by the official account of the pixiv Novels Editorial Team. Please note that if winners do not respond within a certain period of time after being contacted, they may not be able to receive their prizes.

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

◆Contest Overview
◆Contest page
◆The pixiv Novels Editorial team's Twitter
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