Voluntaryist (libertarian) Writing Contest

Effective Outreach

We would like to publish stories demonstrating outlooks, strategies, behaviors, and/or attitudes that YOU have noticed draw people toward the voluntaryist position.  In my experience, the most compelling articles on the site are the stories of how the authors became voluntaryists.  What’s missing are stories of how other people are becoming voluntaryists, or, to be less strict with language, how other people are becoming less reliant on and less tolerant of coercion and threats, and what they are doing to fill the gaps left behind, if there are any.

  • Subject: What have you noticed inspires cooperation instead of coercion?
  • Length: 500 – 750 words.
  • Qualifications: This contest is open to all, so please share it as much as you wish.
  • Deadline: December 31, 2021
  • First Place Prize: $150 paid in cryptocurrency or Federal Reserve Notes
  • Runners Up Prize: $20 paid as above if we like your essay enough to publish it with the winning essay.

If you’d like to learn more about cryptocurrency, feel free to contact us.

Pete EyreShepard the Voluntaryist, and Webmaster Dave will be the judges  The prizes will be awarded in whichever one of the following currencies each winner chooses: Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Ethereum, Dash, EOS, Monero, and FRNs, using the price at noon Pacific Time on the Kraken exchange on January 1, 2022 for the cryptocurrencies. Winners who prefer Federal Reserve Notes will need to provide us with the email address for a Paypal account into which they can accept their prize. We reserve up to one week after the deadline to make our final determination of a winner as well as the essays earning their authors $20.

By submitting an entry to this contest, you agree to it being published anywhere any time in any format with attribution to you as the author. Please submit your essay to editor@voluntaryist.com using the subject line: Contest Entry

Voluntaryist (libertarian) Writing Contest

Previous Contests:

How does autarchy compare to voluntaryism? You may be aware of Robert LeFevre’s preference for the word “autarchy” over “anarchy” or Carl’s preference for the word “voluntaryism” over “anarchy.” The fact is, huge efforts have been made to bend and warp words over time to favor the status quo. Our attention to these changes and the effect they have on society are fruitful areas for thoughtful analysis. We invite you to engage your keyboard for notoriety, self-expression, and outreach.

  • Subject: Compare and contrast autarchy and voluntaryism.
  • Length: 500 – 750 words.
  • Qualifications: This contest is open to all, so please share it as much as you wish.
  • Deadline: September 30, 2021
  • First Place Prize: $150 paid in cryptocurrency or Federal Reserve Notes
  • Runners Up Prize: $20 paid as above if we like your essay enough to publish it with the winning essay.
  • Winner: Autarchy or Voluntaryism?: Abandoning the exclusive disjunction by Diego Julien
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