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NEWS: Two-a-Days

I’ve been receiving lots of great submissions over the past few weeks, and I like to do my best to get every good story onto the site at some point. Until now, whenever I’ve had “too many” submissions, there has always come a time when submissions were sparse for a while, so I could use up the backlog. But my inbox is overflowing!

So starting on Monday, May 30, and continuing until Friday, July 1, I will be posting a guest submission every weekday, alongside my own daily stories.

That’s right: for the next month+, you’ll be getting two stories to read every weekday!

By the way, just because I have a lot of submissions doesn’t mean I’m not looking for more. I’m always happy to receive more guest stories.

NEWS: Special Monday!

Every Monday, I post a story submitted by a reader. These stories have proven to be very popular. In fact, four of the ten highest rated stories from the past 365 days were written by guests.

But today is going to be a bit unique: instead of a single guest story, I’ll be sharing three stories!

Here’s why: on January 11, in a span of about ten minutes, I received more than fifteen story submissions from a Creative Writing class at Liberty High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It blew my mind and made my day. I’d love to share all of the stories I received, but that would probably overwhelm the site, so I had to just pick a few. It was really hard for me to pick just three, but I think everyone will enjoy these stories, while I selfishly keep the rest to myself for now.

Thank you so much to the class and the teacher for sending your stories my way! I hope you all had fun with the assignment, and I’d love to see more stories from all of you in the future!

P.S. I’ve been trying to get in touch with the teacher of the class, but I haven’t managed to so far. If you see this, send me an email at tim@fiftywordstories.com! I’d love to hear more about what led your class to undertake this challenge together.

NEWS: Official 50-Word Story Contest

Edit: Submissions for this contest are now closed. Winners will be announced soon!

FiftyWordStories.com is excited to present its first official 50-Word Story Contest: “A Mere 50 Words”!

How to Enter
The contest is open for anyone and everyone to enter. To submit your story for consideration, send it to mere50words@fiftywordstories.com and include the phrase “Mere 50 Words Entry” in the subject line. Please also include your name or a pen name under which the story can be posted.

Submissions will remain open until 11:59 PM, Pacific Standard Time (GMT -8), on August 21, 2009.

Entry Rules
All submitted stories must be exactly 50 words in length, not including the title. (If you are unsure of how to count hyphenated words, numerals, or other nonstandard words, use your word processor’s built-in Word Count function.)

The content of submitted stories should be appropriate for all ages.

There is no limit on the number of submissions per person.

All submissions must be the submitter’s original creation and must not have been previously published in print, online, or in any other format.

The rights to all submitted stories will be handled like regular Guest Writer submissions. For details, see our Submissions page.

The prizes are as follows:

Grand Prize – $50 Chapters or Amazon gift card
First Runner Up – $20 Chapters or Amazon gift card
Honourable Mention (x3) Р$10 Chapters or Amazon gift card

The winning entries and honourable mentions will be posted to the site after judging has been completed. Other high-quality entries may also be used for future Guest Writer Monday posts.

After the winners have been determined, they will be contacted through the email address their story was submitted by, and arrangements will be made either to have an online gift card purchased for them or to have a physical gift card mailed to them.

Entries will be judged by Tim Sevenhuysen, the creator of FiftyWordStories.com.

If you have any questions about the contest, leave a comment or send me an email at tim@fiftywordstories.com.