June Writing Challenge

Welcome, Germies, to this month’s writing challenge! This challenge will begin today and will end June 30th. 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:

-Write a 100-word story. It must be 100 words exactly, no more and no less. This does not include the title.

Your story must connect in some way to Germ’s theme for June: Discover Your Passion. Whether your story’s connection with the theme of the month is subtle or obvious is up to you. If you want, you can write about someone discovering their passion, or you can simply have the topic of your story surround your own personal passion. The possibilities with this theme are truly endless, so get creative!

There must be a setting.

There must be at least one character.

There must be some conflict. (man vs. man; man vs. self; man vs. nature)




Submitting for this challenge is easy. Simply email your story to submit@germmagazine.com. Put “June 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 at all, 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 June 30th, do not expect an email from us until the beginning of July.

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

Literary Editor/Copy Editor/Managing Editor Briana Bailey 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.)


  1. The man’s mouth is turned downward is grave recollection as he tells me about his enslavement at the Dachau concentration camp. I dutifully write down his account, emphasizing his grief. At times, tears slip down his cheeks, and I comfort him with my gentle hands. When all is done, I shake his hand and murmur my thanks. He grins in a sad way but encompasses a man who is thankful to let the burden slip away. At home, I compile the survivors testimonies into a book, hoping the world will know and share their pain. I will remember their pain.

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