Write a bestseller and win € 500
* The writing contest is meant for students and employees
* Theme: For Infinity (in honour of the 4oo year birthday of the University of Groningen)
* Max. words: 1800
* Ten best stories will be published
* Winning story to feature in UK / RUGnews
* Deadline 30 January 2014
* You can only enter one story, either in English or in Dutch
* You have to use your real name
* Send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org
* Writing in the first person (‘I’ form) only works if you have a really strong protagonist.
* Avoid elaborate narrative, endless adjectives and roundabout descriptions.
* Hook the reader. Make sure you draw your audience in right from the start!
* Stay well away from time machines, life after death and dreams. If you can’t resist, remember that you are just one in a very long line.
Christien Boomsma, Doeko Bosscher, Tom Groenendijk and Anton Scheepstra