TODAY, Saturday, April 21st, 2018, is the Spring 2018 24-Hour Short Story Contest!

The contest topic will be posted at this link at 12:00 PM CENTRAL TIME.

This Week’s Success Story: October 8th

Tell the Story, Sell the Story, Sell Yourself
By Mark Preskett

Eight years ago I left university armed with a degree in politics, a handful of short stories and very little else. I knew I wanted to be a writer but I had nothing to write about. So I decided to forget about writing for a while and went traveling instead.

The weeks turned into months and then into years and I realized that I now knew a lot more about my new home – the Czech Republic – than most of my friends did.

I’d found my specialty…