Artales – 24 | Elysium

Artales 24 - Elysium

Set your story in a parallel world where emotions are monetised by the government/Empire/Those in charge. People are taxed for happiness/joy and those who are under depression/sorrow are given monetary aids. Here is a Twist – Your MC is suffering from Alexithymia i.e they can’t feel or process emotions.

–> This is an open event for ArtoonsInn Members only

Artales 24 Event Rules and Guidelines

  • This is an individual event. One submission per writer.
  • Word limit: 2000-2500 words
  • Please note that Endnotes/footnotes in entries will be excluded from Word count only when they stand independent of the story and act as a reference.

Examples for Endnotes that will NOT be included in word count:

Glossary, Credits, Reference links.

Examples for Endnotes that WILL be included in word count:

Epilogue, Author Notes (If the story depends on it for clarification), PostScript

  • No previously published writings. 
  • Writers are expected to post your entries on the ArtoonsInn Writers Room website | Sign up on the website in case you haven’t already, to submit your writing. Ensure you check relevant categories (Genre/Theme) that your story is most relevant to while submitting.
  • Additionally, if the writers have their own website which is hosted by Geeks Room, they can upload the story on their own website. (Please make sure the story has proper labels and tags on your website for easy search and reference)
  • Upload a non-copyrighted cover picture along with your writing (Refer Make sure to add photographer credits at the bottom of your writing.
  • Share the link to your story, once it is approved, in the ArtoonsInn Writers Room Facebook group with your post description and hashtags #ArtoonsInnWritersRoom #Elysium #ArTales #Artales24
  • Submission deadline: 21st April 2022 at midnight IST. Entries submitted after the deadline will be considered as Guest entries. Winner/s will be announced on Recognition Day, 30th April 2022 on
  • Take care of your Mental Health as much as you do of your Physical Health.
  • Enjoy writing/reading Artales

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Disclaimer: Your stories may be subjected to receive serious criticism.

–>It is suggested that if you wish to see honest reviews on your story, you write honest reviews for other participants as well. ArtoonsInn encourages participants who support, encourage, and communicate with others in a diplomatic manner.

–>Stories written prior to the event or works previously published on any online or offline platforms are neither considered competing nor encouraged.

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  • Do I need to write the story in a specific genre? – No, Its genre-independent event
  • How will the government/empire/those in charge detect or measure the emotions? – It’s up to writer’s interpretation. Example: In a Sci-Fi tale, the government can have some sort of scanner attached on citizens. Example 2: In a Fantasy, the citizens are bound by a magic spell
  • The prompt mentions MC – does it mean protagonist? – Not necessarily


Prompt by Shankar

Event Organizers: Sarves, RN and Shankar

Photo by Ihor Malytskyi on Unsplash

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