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Show Us Your Shorts Month
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:56 pm
Show Us Your Shorts!
Join us for the first annual Short Story Month on YWS! Throughout the month of May, we'll be celebrating the art of writing short stories, with a few extra challenges along the way.
What is it?
In the same tradition as National Poetry Writing Month and National Novel Writing Month, this May will be dedicated to writing short stories.
What are the prizes?
There are 4 possible prizes to snag during Show Us Your Shorts month:
Write 4 stories during the month of May that are 2,000 words long or less.
Write 4 stories during the month of May with at least 1 story that is 3,000 to 4,000 words long (the remaining 3 can be of any length).
Write 4 stories during the month of May with at least 1 story that is 5,000 to 7,000 words long (the remaining 3 can be of any length).
Write 4 stories during the month of May with at least 1 story that is 8,000 words long or longer (the remaining 3 can be of any length).
Each challenge comes with it's own badge, so theoretically one could earn all 4 badges during May! Or, you could take it easy and aim for the 4 short shorts.
How do I prove I won?
Every story should be posted to YWS' literary area via the Publishing Center, and then linked in the
Achievement Log thread
. Every story should be written during the month of May, but obviously it's on the honor system, so please be fair!
What else is going on?
Every day you can see a new prompt in the
Show Us Your Shorts Prompts thread
, to help you toward inspiration if you get stuck.
There might also be workshops, short jams, and other impromptu activities. Follow this thread for any relevant announcements (subscribe for notifications!). If you want to host your own short jam (similar to poetry jams) go for it! It would also be cool if you wanted to share it here in this thread for everyone to see.
Go forth, and be brief!
Tue May 02, 2017 11:03 pm
Short Jam #1
Struggling to get started on your first short? Join us for a short jam, featuring 4 photo prompts to help you get moving!
Jam will start at:
Time adjusted to your local time zone
The Jam is over!
Thu May 11, 2017 6:47 pm
[color=#BF40FF]I like what you said
"Perhaps it is better to wake up after all, even to suffer, rather than to remain a dupe to illusions all one's life."
— Kate Chopin, The Awakening
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