January Writing Challenge

Welcome, Germies, to this month’s writing challenge! This challenge will begin today and will end January 31st. However, you are welcome to come back anytime to complete the challenge and submit it below in the comments section. We will pick a few of our favorites that are submitted during this month, though, and they will be featured in our Lit section.

Writing Challenge:

– A new year brings new beginnings. So, for this month’s challenge, the ending of your story is assigned to you, but the beginning of your story will be of your own creation.

– Your story must be no longer than 600 words.

– Your story must end with these two final sentences:

She looked up at the ash falling from the sky like snow. With a final sigh, she turned and walked away, not looking back at what she was leaving behind.


– Even though your story’s ending is already written, the beginning and middle of your story will determine the interpretation and tone of the above sentences.


Submitting for this challenge is easy. Simply email your story to submit@germmagazine.com. Put “January Writing Challenge” as the subject of your email, and include your name, age, and country in the body of your message. If you have any questions, or if you’re having problems submitting, feel free to email me at brianabailey@germmagazine.com.

Everyone who completes the challenge will be responded to and informed as to whether or not their piece has been chosen to be featured. Since the deadline for this challenge is January 31st, do not expect an email from us until the beginning of February.

To prevent the possibility of our emails ending up in your spam folder, be sure to add submit@germmagazine.com to your contacts list.

Recently graduated from college, Literary Editor/Copy Editor/Managing Editor Briana Bailey has begun a journey into the mysterious realm known as the "real world." She has a passion and appreciation for art, including music, writing, photography, and drawing. Her love for reading is why she wishes to one day copy edit novels. Yes, this means she is one of those people who really likes grammar. No, she is not one of those people who corrects other people's grammar when they talk.  (Don't believe her?  Email her at brianabailey@germmagazine.com.)


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