Try your skills in the 2020 Short Story Challenge
This year, there are 4 rounds of competition this year. In the first round (January 17-25, 2020), writers are placed 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.
The judges choose a top 5 in each heat to advance to the second round (April 2-5, 2020) where writers receive new assignments, only this time they have 3 days to write a 2,000 word (maximum) short story.
The judges again choose a top 5 in each heat to advance to the 3rd Round (May 15-17, 2020) where writers receive new assignments and have 2 days to write a 1,500 word (maximum) short story.
Judges select finalists and the remaining writers are challenged to write a 1,250 word (maximum) story in just 24 hours (June 19-20, 2020) in the fourth and final round of the competition. Feedback from the judges is provided for every submission. Click here for more information.
(Photo courtesy of La Marchande de Soleils, a love story for children, about a young and poor newspaper seller girl and a glamorous singer and his Talisman that always tells the truth.)