The 2nd Round
assignments have been posted
here! Good luck to the 125 writers remaining.
to view the 1st Round assignments and results.
The 3rd Round Assignment is....
Subject: The end of the world
Character: A Surgeon
Good luck to the 25 remaining writers!
Click here for submission
The 7th 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 (February 22-March 2, 2013), writers
are placed randomly in heats and are assigned a genre, subject, and
character assignment (see examples of past assignments
here). Writers have 8 days
to write an original story no longer than 2,500 words.
The judges choose a top 5 in each heat to advance to the 2nd
Round (April 11-14) where writers receive new assignments,
only this time they have just 3 days to write a
word (maximum) short story. Judges choose a top 25
from the 2nd Round to advance to the 3rd and final round of the
competition where writers are challenged to write a
word (maximum) story in just 24 hours (May 17-18).
A panel of judges review the final round stories and overall winners
Registration is now closed. The first round assignments will
be posted here tonight at 11:59PM EST. Good luck to the
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||February 22 - March 2, 2013
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Not only does every writer receive feedback from the judges for every story submitted, but
a special review forum is available for the participants to submit
their stories for review from fellow writers throughout the
competition. During the Short Story Challenge 2012, there
were over 1,700 comments made
on the 140+ stories submitted on the forum.
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