March Writing Challenge

Welcome, Germies, to this month’s writing challenge! This challenge will begin today and will end March 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:

Write a short story that’s no longer than 600 words.

Your story must include one of the following sentences:

  • The flames licked at her heels.
  • He looked over his shoulder to make sure no one was following him.
  • As they ran through the field, all their worries began to melt away.
  • She looked around the crowded room, searching for the one face she hoped to see.

 

The pronouns and verb tenses in the above sentences are flexible. For instance, you may change “she” to “he” and vice versa (or use a character’s name instead of a pronoun), and you may change verbs from past tense to present tense.

The sentence you choose may appear anywhere in your story.

 
Submitting:

Submitting for this challenge is easy. Simply email your story to submit@germmagazine.com. Put “March 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 March 31st, do not expect an email from us until the beginning of April.

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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