Toxic Love: A Writing Competition

by , Friday March 1, 2019
Toxic Love: A Writing Competition

Toxic Love, because it's not so black and white...

Write your own dysfunctional love relationship and have your story published on Amazon


Love is real, empowering, and lasting. Until it's not. Amongst all the romance and relationships in this world of ours, there is such a thing as toxic love. Relationships sour, trust turns to mistrust, and what was once a happy balance can and often enough turns into something dysfunctional. We all know someone (even if it's ourselves) who have been involved in a toxic love relationship. It was a love hate thing, or an abusive situation, or an intensely controlling relationship. Whatever the toxicity may be, it affects the good souls involved and while the commonplace occurence of these dysfunctional relationships does not by any means normalize it, it is a part of reality as we know it and many of us come of age because of the experiences we've gleamed from these kinds of romances.


So we want to hear it. Be your character fictional or real and the story having a good ending or a deadly one - toxic love is worth talking about and moreover, worth writing about! Maybe your story will involve the relationship unraveling as the significant other finds a way to escape, or it's a horror story where the ex is the stalker and the ending is unclear...either way, stories centering on a toxic love relationship are real and are just the kind of stories we all want to read.


How to Participate

To take part in the writing competition, choose one of the categories below. Your entry can be a fanfiction, regular story, poem, oneshot, etc. The categories are: 


  •  Write a story about a romance that ends in disaster.

Some relationships were not meant to be and the ending is not always rosy and happily ever after. 


  • Write a story where the protagonist overcomes toxic love. 

We <3 fics that surprise, when the bad boy turned monster gets a dose of his own medicine, or the neighbor you always suspected keeps their true love locked in the basement...


  • Write about a romance that is really a horror plot. 

Twists and turns, disguises, and complex murder mystery plots - thrill your readers, we dare you. Sometimes it's a love story and a horror fic at the same time, you just never know.



The winning entries will be shared on Movellas' social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.)


Best Story will get their story published as an ebook on Amazon AND a $50 Amazon gift card!


The Runner Up also gets their story published on Amazon and a $25 Amazon gift card.



The good, the bad, and the ugly - we are ready to read some stories. Good luck to everyone fearless enough to share their own story of toxic love. We will have a post on our blog examining this subject more closely, so stay tuned!




Open globally

Multiple entries allowed (maximum - 3)

You may not update your entry/movella once the competition deadline has passed.

You may not use the same movella in future competitions.

You may not use a movella that has already been published in other competitions.

Check out the Competition FAQs for more..
NOTE: Covers must use resources licensed under CC0, or Public Domain.


The competition deadline is Friday, April 26 2019 (20:00 PST)

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