CELEBRATING OUR 20th YEAR OF 24-HOUR SHORT STORY CONTESTS!
THIS SATURDAY, September 7, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) Central Time, is start-time for the WritersWeekly.com Fall, 2019 24-Hour Short Story Contest! It’s your last chance to sign up. What will the topic be??? See the link below for all past topics and winning stories. Only 500 participants are allowed per contest so don’t delay if you wanna play!
Why mow the lawn, or run boring weekend errands, when you can HAVE FUN WRITING WITH US?! 🙂
Yes, it’s going to be a crisp, chilly, and surprising Saturday! You’ll find out what we mean when you see the contest topic in your in-box (and on the WritersWeekly website) on Saturday!
Grab a fresh cup of coffee, put on your comfy sweats, turn on your laptop, crack your knuckles, and get those creative juices flowing!
WE CAN’T *WAIT* TO SEE WHERE YOUR IMAGINATION TAKES US!
Sign up right here: https://www.24HourShortStoryContest.com
Here is a list of fun topics from the last eight Fall contests:
- An old candle in a carved out turnip, a cracked window pane, a cold wind, and a mandatory town meeting that night. She knew what they would be discussing…
- Two happy, laughing children go trick or treating alone for the first time…and arrive home very upset…with something odd in their goodie bags.
- Colorful leaves riding atop ripples, a man pushing a cart with a secret under the burlap, and maniacal laughter coming from the old corn field…
- Barefoot and lost in the cold, a girl finds a door carved into a dead tree.
- Two laughing girls emerge from the fortune teller’s wagon, and are approached by an old man with his finger to his lips.
- A young girl with fiery red braids, and the devil’s mark on her cheek, bursts through the door, telling her mother to come quickly!
- Lugging heavy sacks of apples, two people huddle on the cobblestone path as the town’s clock chimes its final warning.
- A sagging cabin, a good Samaritan returning a lost purse, and a child holding a hideous doll…
- And many more!
Those are just a FEW of the many Fall contest topics participants have had fun tackling in the past!
COME JOIN US RIGHT HERE ON SATURDAY! It’s a blast! 🙂
1st Place $300 + a Book Publishing Package from BookLocker.com! (Value: $875)
2nd Place: $250
3rd Place: $200
+ 80 other prizes!
- Enter the contest!
- 24-Hour Short Story Contest Rules
- Past 1st Place Stories
- All Past Winning Stories
- All Past Topics
- Topic, Common Themes, and Winners of the WritersWeekly.com Spring, 2019 24-Hour Short Story Contest!
- Topic, Common Themes, and Winners of the WritersWeekly.com Winter, 2019 24-Hour Short Story Contest!
- Topic, Common Themes, and Winners of the WritersWeekly.com Fall, 2018 24-Hour Short Story Contest!
- Topic, Common Themes, and Winners of the WritersWeekly.com Summer, 2018 24-Hour Short Story Contest!
- Topic, Common Themes, and Winners of the WritersWeekly.com Winter, 2018 24-Hour Short Story Contest!
- Topic, Common Themes, and Winners of the WritersWeekly.com Fall, 2017 24-Hour Short Story Contest!
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Angela Hoy is the publisher of WritersWeekly.com, the author of 19 books, and the co-owner of BookLocker.com (one of the original POD publishers that still gets books to market in less than a month), PubPreppers.com (print and ebook design for authors who truly want to self-publish), and Abuzz Press (the publishing co-op that charges no setup fees).
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