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Monday, January 27, 2020

Reedsey prompt: Musical Genius

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Deadline January 31, 2020

Prize: $50

January 27th marks 264 years since the birth of one of western music’s greatest composers: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
 
To celebrate Mozart’s birthday, this week we’re inviting you to explore different facets of both his life and his legacy. From little-known biographical details to the things he’s most remembered for, let the tune of his life inspire you to create your own entirely unique masterpiece.

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Submissions will be approved and published within 7 days of the contest closing.

Please keep your submission between 1,000 - 3,000 words.
  • Write about a character who was considered a prodigy when they were young.
  • Write about a character who goes by many different names throughout their life.
  • Write about a character who was raised in a musical family.
  • Write a story about a musician struggling to find work during wartime.
  • Write a story about a character obsessed with one of the long-dead “greats” in their profession.