Monday, December 15, 2008

Writing Challenge: Short Story Challenge

**For $5 off the registration fee, use code STORYTIME 
(until December 18, 2008) 
Anyone may compete from anywhere in the world
There are 2 rounds
1st Round (January 16-24, 2009) :  Writers are placed randomly in heats.  Each heat is assigned a genre and a subject (ex. comedy : competing lemonade stands or horror : a family reunion).
Writers have 1 week to write an original short story (2,500 words max).
Winners are chosen from the 1st Round to advance to the 2nd round and compete for thousands in cash and prizes.
2nd Round (March 13-14, 2009) :  All of the writers receive the same genre and subject at midnight (EST time) and have just 24 hours to write an original short story.
A panel of judges review the final round stories and winners are chosen!

It's easy to register.  First, download and read the Official Rules & Participation Agreement.  When you have read and understood everything, you are ready to register by clicking here. The entry fee is US$35 until the Early Entry Deadline of December 18, 2008.
Early Entry Deadline December 18, 2008
Final Entry Deadline January 14, 2009
1st Round January 16-24, 2009
2nd Round March 13-14, 2009
Every registered writer has a great chance to receive feedback.
JUDGES COMMENTS / CRITIQUES: We will be providing judges comments and critiques for every entered screenplay in each round of the competition.
PEER REVIEW: During the judging, we will set up a special Review Forum for the participants to submit their stories for review from fellow writers.  During the 2008 creative writing competitions, there were over 2,500 comments made on the 250+ stories submitted on the forum.


  1. I have come here from Mr. Travis Ervin's blog. I have read some of your posts. I would revisit for reading more literature from you.

    If you like short stories and paintings, then a short visit to my blogs wold be an entertaining one.

    Naval Langa

  2. Hmm, thinks, hmm, should I or shouldn't I, oh decisions! Sounds like a great competition - thanks for the heads up, Aerin! :-)

  3. Thanks Aerin! I love these things!! I'll have to look into it, but good luck to you!!!

  4. i refuse to pay anything for these things...



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