Have you heard of this one? The 12th Annual Short Story Challenge is a creative writing competition open to writers around the world. There are 3 rounds of competition. In the 1st Round (January 26 to February 3, 2018), writers are placed randomly in heats and are assigned a genre, subject, and character assignment. Writers have 8 days to write an original story no longer than 2,500 words. This year, there were around 3,000 entries!
The judges then chose the top 5 in each heat to advance to the 2nd Round (March 29 to April 1, 2018) where writers received new assignments, only this time we had just 3 days to write a 2,000 word (maximum) short story.
Proud to say I made it through to the 2nd Round and have just submitted my story – wish me luck!
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