Depth? In Fantasy Literature? Preposterous!  June 24, 2008 - July 24, 2008

Reading and Deliberating


A lot of fantasy nowadays is chock full of eye-exploding magic duels and epic confrontations fit for a role-playing game, but there hasn't been a whole lot of good depth; depth of characters, their humanity and struggles, and, well...dynamic-ness. Also depth of more DnD style dungeon romps with a wizard, ranger, barbarian, priest, and the rest of the literary world that Fantasy is capable of the depth of other genres and is worthy to be read and pondered over!
This is just for short fantasy stories. This isn't a definite rule, but it would be great if the submissions are new work, and are stand-alone stories, not part of a novel or other series. Let's see how deep we can get our fantasy to be without becoming windbags! Anyone can participate, and the winner will be decided by a member vote. I'm giving you a long time (2 months) to do this, so hopefully we'll see some truly deep, thought-provoking, and moving pieces of fantasy literature.
**This contest has been reopened and I promise this time I will actually finish it!!**


The everlasting respect and admiration from your fellow Cafe-goers!


1st place 1st place
2nd place 2nd place
3rd place 3rd place


Andy Kerstetter
Andy Kerstetter
Corry, PA


9 Contestants
9 Submissions
Created Mar 16, 2007

Submit Submit Writing


  • Any Member can Submit
  • Only Stories can be Submitted
  • Only these Genres Can be Submitted:
    • Fantasy
  • Each Contestant May Submit 1 Piece of Writing
  • Writing may be submitted 6/24/2008 - 7/24/2008
  • Winners will be decided by User Votes


Andy Kerstetter is solely responsible for the content of this contest, including all promised prizes. Take any promises of large monetary awards with a grain of salt. Contact Andy Kerstetter if you have any further questions.