START-TIME IS THIS SATURDAY! Last Chance to Sign Up for Winter, 2016 24-Hour Short Story Contest!!

START-TIME IS THIS SATURDAY! Last Chance to Sign Up for Winter, 2016 24-Hour Short Story Contest!!

This Saturday, at 12:00 p.m. (noon) Central Time, the topic of the WritersWeekly Winter, 2016 24-Hour Short Story Contest will be sent out via email to all registered participants, as well as posted to the website.

Participants must sign up before start-time. Since only 500 writers may participate, we encourage them to sign up early so they won’t miss out.

1st Place: $300
2nd Place: $250
3rd Place: $200

+ 85 other prizes!

Limit of 500 participants.

To read more, and to sign up, see:

Today, I’m featuring links to additional contest information, past winning stories, past topics, and much more.

We LOVE contest weekends and we hope you can play with us! We heard our friends up north are getting a big snowstorm. What better way to pass the time than to curl up by the fire (or heater) in your jammies, and create an awesome WINTER short story that will make us shiver, or make us feel snug and cozy, or make us sit breathless on the edge of our seats, or make us laugh out loud?! We can’t wait to see what you send!

Contest Registration Page

List of ALL PAST TOPICS and WINNERS of the WritersWeekly Quarterly 24-Hour Short Story Contest!

Common Themes Found in Recent Contests:

Fall Contest, 2015
Summer Contest, 2015
Spring Contest, 2015
Winter Contest, 2015
Fall Contest, 2014
Summer Contest, 2014

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From WritersWeekly Short Story Contest Winner to Simon and Schuster Contract!
Who owns the rights to your 24-hour short story contest entry? You do!!
Can I Publish My 24-Hour Short Story Entry After the Contest? Yep!!
Can My 24-Hour Short Story Contest Door Prize Be An Entry Fee For The Next Contest?

Read more here:

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