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THE CREATIVE WRITING CHAMPIONSHIPS is the newest competition from NYC Midnight to provide an educational, competitive and exciting challenge to writers around the world.  Writers are challenged to create stories 1,000 words or less and accumulate points based on their placement in each round of the competition.  Every writer that registers will compete in at least 2 challenges, and writers can compete in as many as 4 challenges based on their placement in each round.  Judges feedback will be provided to the writers for every story submitted and a special peer review forum will be created where writers can comment on each other's stories.


TEAM COMPETITION:  For the first time, writers can create teams of up to 5 writers to compete in a separate team competition.


HOW IT WORKS:  For a detailed description of how the competition works, click here.  This competition is a little more detailed than our previous competitions, so if you have any questions please ask away in our Q&A forum.



Registration is now closed.  We will have many more writing contests, so make sure to sign up for our mailing list so we can let you know about our next challenge.


Official Rules & Participation Agreement


Click here to view the 1st round assignments.



  1st Round (Challenge #2) September 5-7, 2008
  2nd Round (Challenge #3) September 26-28, 2008
  3rd Round (Challenge #4) October 17-19, 2008



Every registered writer has a great chance to receive feedback.


JUDGES COMMENTS / CRITIQUES: We will be providing judges comments and critiques for every entered story in each round of the competition.


PEER REVIEW: During the judging, we will set up a Flash Fiction Review Forum for the participants to submit their stories for review from fellow writers.  This year in the Short Story Challenge, there were over 900 comments made on the 100+ stories submitted on the forum.



The list of judges are*: Lisa Bower, Michalle Gould, Matthew Heiti, Dustin Luke Nelson, and Michael Ugulini.


*Additional judges will be added to this list as the competition goes into Challenges 2-4.







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