april, 2020

30apr12:00 am12:00 amFree entry!The Writer's GamesInternational Entry Fee: Free
Max word count: N/A
Top Prize: Publication

Event Details

THE WRITER’S GAMES is an annual writing competition with a global reach. For six consecutive weeks, registered participants create short stories that meet the challenges (Events) announced for the week. Each Event lasts 72 hours and no one knows what that week’s challenge might be until the clock starts. While the first Event is for practice, winners from the following five Events are published in the Writer’s Games anthology. Competition is fierce (but friendly!).

Our team of judges (college interns and special guests) score each entry on a ten-point scale based on the story’s expression of the Event’s core concepts. Judges create private, personalized feedback for every entry regardless of placement so registered participants are encouraged to create stories for all of the Events. Weekly winner announcements help keep participants focused on the overall prizes: winner interviews, free anthologies, and much more! The Writer’s Games makes it easy to try new genres and quickly improve your writing in just six weeks.

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