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14th Annual Short Story Challenge – Entries CLOSE

December 12, 2019


The 14th Annual Short Story Challenge is a creative writing competition open to writers around the world!  


There are four rounds of competition this year; in the 1st Round (January 17-25, 2020), writers are placed randomly in heats and are assigned a genre, subject, and character assignment.  Writers have eight days to write an original story no longer than 2,500 words.  The judges choose a top five in each heat to advance to the 2nd Round (April 2-5, 2020) where writers receive new assignments, only this time they have three days to write a 2,000 word (maximum) short story.  The judges again choose a top five in each heat to advance to the 3rd Round (May 15-17, 2020) where writers receive new assignments and have two days to write a 1,500 word (maximum) short story.  Judges select finalists and the remaining writers are challenged to write a 1,250 word (maximum) story in just 24 hours (June 19-20, 2020) in the fourth and final round of the competition


Feedback from the judges is provided for every submission and there are thousands in cash and prizes for the winners.  Sound like fun?  Then follow the event link below and join the competition!


December 12, 2019
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