Something fun & challenging!

Up to a challenge?  Try writing an entire novel in 30 days!  Visit to learn how to participate.

“National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30.”

There’s no monetary reward.  However, those who actually complete 50,000 words of fiction by midnight, local time, November 30th, will be added to the “hallowed Winner’s Page”, and receive a handsome winner’s certificate and web icon. You also get the great satisfaction of writing and completing an entire novel!

There’s a corollary editing month in March at  People from all over the world spend 50 hours in March editing their novels. Think you have what it takes? Then sign up and get your red pen ready because on March 1st the fun begins!



Writer’s Digest has revealed the winners of their 8th Annual Short Short Story Competition.  You can read the top 5 winning entries at 

To enter the 9th Annual Short Short Story Competition, send your own short short fiction (1500 words or less) by December 1, 2008, along with $12 entry fee/story to Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition, 700 East State St. Iola, WI 54990.  See for more info.

The Writer Magazine’s 2008 Short-Short Story Competition is still open.  Deadline June 30, 2008.  Theme: Mystery.