Welcome to the Short Story Challenge Interest Page!
You've landed here because you're interested in learning more about the Short Story Challenges.
I created the first Challenge because I know how easy it is to come up with a story idea, make excuses about why you can't write it right now, then forget about it.
I've always wanted to be a writer yet I kept putting it off. I always had a good "reason." Kids, job, health. But then I decided I was putting my writing first--no more excuses!
I'm now a published author and I want to help others overcome their doubts and fears, to become published authors themselves. And I want to form a community that encourages each other to make our dreams a reality.
The Challenges are two-weeks long, centered on a general theme, and submissions that are accepted are published in an anthology, after the Challenge ends. During the two weeks you'll receive prompts and reminders. You can also join the Challenge Facebook group to get support, offer suggestions, and get inside information.
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The First Challenge!
This was our first challenge and the anthology created from it will be published October 2019. Stay tuned for more info.
The CURRENT Challenge!
The current Challenge is the 2019 Christmas Spirit Short Story Challenge! It runs from October 27 to November 10, 2019. The Anthology is set to be released the last week of November!
The NEXT Challenge!
What will the next Challenge be? We are discussing doing a Valentine's/love themed challenge, but I'm not sure yet. There's support for a pet/animal themed challenge, too. Sign up now and you'll be among the first to know!
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