Short Story Challenge

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The 5th annual NYC Midnight Short Story Challenge is now open for registration! This fun writing challenge is open to writers around the world. Here are the details:

● There are two rounds of competition.

● 1st Round (February 4-12, 2011):  Writers are placed randomly in heats.  Each heat is assigned a genre and a subject.  Some examples of past genre and subject combinations are: Comedy / HuntingFantasy / StepsHorror / A family reunion, and Sci-Fi / A blind date.

● Writers have eight days to write an original short story (2,500 words max).

● Winners are chosen from the 1st Round to advance to the 2nd Round and compete for thousands in cash and prizes.

● 2nd Round (April 1-2, 2011):  All of the writers receive the same genre and subject at midnight (EST time) and have just 24 hours to write an original short story.

● A panel of judges review the final round stories and winners are chosen!

Register at http://nycmidnight.com/Competitions/SSC/Challenge.htm The entry fee is US$39 until the Early Entry Deadline of Thursday, December 23, 2010 and US$49 until the Final Entry Deadline of Wednesday, February 2, 2011. Use the discount code SHORTAW to receive $5 off!

Looking for a unique gift idea for the holidays? Give the gift of inspiration and register one of your favorite people in the Short Story Challenge 2011!  Go tohttp://nycmidnight.com/Competitions/SSC/holidaygiftregistration.asp for more information.

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