Carol MacAllister copied me on this contest, yesterday. I don’t usually bring you contests with more than a $10 entry fee, but this one sounds like fun, is giving feedback on all submissions, cash prizes, and has gotten a lot of buzz, so I thought I would let you know about it for you to decide.
The Short Story Challenge 2015 Early Entry Deadline is Today!
The 9th 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 (January 16-24, 2015), writers are placed randomly in heats and are assigned a genre, subject, and character assignment. They have 8 days to write an original story no longer than 2,500 words. The top 5 in each heat advance to the 2nd Round (March 12-15, 2015) where they receive new assignments, only this time they have just 3 days to write a 2,000 word (maximum) short story. Judges choose finalists to advance to the 3rd and final round of the competition where writers are challenged to write a 1,500 word (maximum) story in just 24 hours (April 24-25, 2015). The top writers receive thousands in cash and prizes and feedback from the judges is provided for every entered story. Sound like fun? Make sure to register by the early entry deadline of December 11th before the entry fee goes up!
EARLY ENTRY FEE: $45 – Get $5 off if you tweet or post on facebook
EARLY ENTRY DEADLINE: Today – December 11th.
In addition to the cash prizes listed below, we will be announcing many more great prizes for the 2015 competition soon!
1st Place • USD$2,000 Cash
2nd Place • USD$750 Cash
3rd Place • USD$500 Cash
4th Place • USD$250 Cash
5th Place • USD$100 Cash