1. please follow the theme - "toxic". of course, toxicity is a spectrum so feel free to interpret it as you wish but i need to see at least an attempt at interpretation! <3
2. would be great if story could be mature or angst or romance, but not a must. is welcome, but also not a must.
3. entries are due jan 31 2022. (some of you are doing din's contest so i want to give you all some time)
4. your story has to include a member of: exo, nct or red velvet as a main character. oc, het, any pairing accepted as long as someone from either of those three bands is included. (this is for my reading pleasure im sorry ;_;) just to clarify - you don't need one person from all three bands. Just one person from either of them. So eg baekhyun/oc story without anyone from nct or rv is ok. But you're welcome to include more members from any of the groups though it's not a must.
5. no word limit! anything you can write and finish before jan 31 is accepted.
6. no need to follow a prompt, just follow the theme! i will provide suggested prompts though.
7. no , glorified , murder, stuff that's really really illegal basically. i understand that there's a dark theme so i might be contradicting myself so let me put it this way - don't make it seem like murdering someone/abusing someone is a good thing. if the character was abused in the past and you're saying it's not a good thing, poor him, then it's ok to be included (in the story, not saying abuse is good). it's all about the tone you take! anyway if ur unsure just msg me hehe
8. story does not need to be new! but have mercy on me ok if there are like 100k words i probably will not be able to finish on time haha. and also in the spirit of the contest would be good to have something new/recent, but not mandatory <3
9. multiple entries are ok! max. 3 per user though.
10. each entry can win a max of 1 prize!
11. to enter: subscribe and upvote, leave a comment, fill in the form on the right, put up a blogpost and tag #badhabitswritingcontest and also include that tag in your story. pw: softbaek! hehe\
12. Please also include this cover and the link to this writing contest in the forewords of your story <3
13. enjoy yourself but please please be nice and treat others with respect! i might change rules / rubric but will announce accordingly!