Enter Our Free Writing Challenges!


Every issue of our newsletter features a new free-for-all writing challenge. To enter the challenge, you need only reply to the newsletter email, type your entry there, and hit "send." It's free, it's fun, and it's rewarding!

Speaking of Prizes...

Whenever you win a writing challenge, you get to choose one of the following:

  • The high-quality paperback "Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction"

  • The excellent "Creating Character Arcs: The Masterful Author's Guide to Uniting Story Structure" by K.M. Weiland

  • The super-helpful "The Emotion Thesaurus" by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi

  • A three-month membership at Duotrope, the best market guide and submission tracker.

  • A $15 Amazon.com gift card

The Official Rules

  1. You can only send one entry for every challenge. Make it your best.

  2. You can, however, enter in new challenges even if you've previously won a challenge.

  3. There are no limitations on entry length. It can be as short or as long as you wish to make it. We've had winners who wrote three sentences and winners who wrote full short stories.

  4. You must be registered to our newsletter in order to qualify for entering the challenge.

  5. For challenges announced on the 1st of each month, the deadline is the 14th of the same month. For challenges announced on the 15th of each month, the deadline is the last day of the same month.

  6. Your first name and an abbreviated version of your email address (e.g. ro...al@gmail.com) will be announced in the following newsletter issue and on the website, along with your complete entry.

  7. If you aren't the winner of a given challenge, you retain all rights to your entry.

Ready? Let's Go!

Enter your details here to receive our newsletter. You'll receive a bonus report called "The Fiction Writer's Game Plan" as well.

We're looking forward to reading your entries!


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