Short Story Challenge!




***** Submission Date Extension: New due date March 19th*****

So I was sitting on my couch yesterday…mentally scolding myself for not getting anything I wanted accomplished when I had an epiphany, (yes.. I said epiphany) I should have a contest.  Not just any contest though, (because quite honestly, I’m bored with those) but a short story contest!!

I know that I am not the only aspiring (yet incredibly lazy) writer out there, so I thought, why not add a little motivation to your cause. So…in an effort to get y’all off of your duffs and behind those neglected computers, (or at least neglected WIPS because Lord knows y’all are on Facebook all day) I’m going to give away a prize! Yay!!!



What do you have to do to get this incredibly awesome prize? I’m so happy you asked!

#1.  Write a short story! (between 2,500-7,500 words)
#2.  Send it to me so I can publish it on the site (
#3. Read the stories!
#4.  Beg your friends and family to vote for your story! (Because you know we are all shameless)


But Misty….What if we aren’t writers??

Not a problem.  I’m not delusional enough to think that everyone is a writer, but I don’t want to leave anyone out, so…when the time comes to vote, YOU the READER will also have a chance at a prize, all you have to do is VOTE and your name will be added to the pot! (this is the point where you thank me!)


So what is the prize?

How about some dough to support your obsessive need to buy books?  That’s right.. I’m going to fork over my hard earned money to buy each of you a $20 Amazon gift card!  1 for the writer that wins, and 1 for a lucky voter whose name will get drawn out of the hat.


When is the magical little contest going to take place?

The deadline to have your submission in to me is March 16th that gives you a few weeks to jot down something breathtaking!  I will post the stories that weekend and then the voting will begin. So…what are you waiting for?  Get busy!!!

About Misty

Your friendly neighborhood narcissist. I'm sarcastic, cynical and a bit cranky. I own a soap box so big that sometimes I have difficulty stepping down off of it, and I'm about 94% certain I have multiple personalities. I don't sleep enough, and I read more than any person should ever consider normal. I have anger management issues, especially when I'm stuck in traffic and I have an unhealthy obsession with my Kindle. I am a vampire lovin', zombie obsessed, book-in-hand, iPod freak. You either love me or hate me. You be the judge.

7 thoughts on “Short Story Challenge!

    1. Yes, (I really need to put it in the post) it needs to be no less than 2500 words & no more than 7500.

      🙂 are you gonna enter?????

  1. This is an awesome idea, and I’m so going to submit something for it. Do you have a particular genre in mind that people should go for, or will anything do?

  2. Does it have to be original or can it be already published material (selfpublished)?

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