The Short Story Challenge 2008 is an international creative writing competition, now in it's 2nd year, that challenges participants to create original short stories in as little as 24 hours.  The event is organized by NYC Midnight Movie Making Madness, an organization dedicated to discovering and promoting a new wave of talented storytellers.  NYC Midnight aims to provide the prizes and exposure necessary for writers to take their next big step towards writing professionally.



Jacqueline Brown (New York, NY), pictured left, won the inaugural Short Story Challenge, which attracted 210 writers from around the world.  Click here to read the interview with Jacqueline about her experience in the Short Story Challenge 2007.


Click here to view the winning stories and writer contact information from the Short Story Challenge 2007.




Special thanks to our judges who spent many hours reading and re-reading the stories in the 1st Round:  Lisa Bower, Devon Code-McNeil, Trevor Davis, Sheena K. Fallon, David K. Fried, Lisa Gilbert, Liisa Kelly, Timothy A Morrison, Dustin Luke Nelson, Nadia Sukhdeo Proctor, Robin Roy, Herbert Lex Shallcross IV, Courtney Sirotin, Kelly Smith-Campbell, Sandra Spicher, Jonathan Wesely Tackett, Lois Triplett-Addison, and John Wenz.


Final Round:  John Berz, Devon Code-McNeil, Trevor Davis, Dustin Luke Nelson, and John Wenz.



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