You’ve never participated in a writing challenge like this before!
We were recently introduced to a writing group called the Writer’s Workout and once a year they earn the workout in their name by hosting the Writer’s Games! Now this is not your grandmother’s light-walk-after-tea-which-is-good-for-your-constitution kind of workout. OoOoh no. This is the High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) of writing workouts! It’s a high-octane, so-fast-you’ll-miss-it-if-you-blink-or-overthink-it kind of workout!
For the 4th year in a row, the Writer’s Workout is hosting their annual Writer’s Games- an exciting, fast-paced writing competition designed to challenge you as a writer and help you develop your writing skill! Over the course of 7 weeks, participants will produce 7 short stories in 72 hours. Yes, you read that right! Each week, participants will receive a topic on which they must write, edit and submit a short story within 72 hours!! A panel of judges conducts a blind review of every single entry- feedback which you’ll receive– and participants are never pitted against each other as your score is based solely on how well you handle the week’s prompt. Each winning entry will be featured in the Writer’s Games anthology which will be published and sold later this year- on top of some other great prizes!
There’s even a Team challenge if you’d rather not go it alone!
Registration for the individual Games will run from March 15- April 30 2017, and the Team portion will begin signups in July, so there’s plenty of time for you to get acquainted with the rules of the Games and get signed up!
If you’re looking for fierce but friendly competition, or just need a kick in the pants to get your writing habit going, or going again, sign up for the Writer’s Games! There’s a real chance you’ll see your name, IN PRINT, THIS YEAR!
Here’s some important info to keep in mind:
The Who: The Writer’s Workout
The What: The Writer’s Games 2017
Individual Games Registration: March 15- April 30
Individual Games begin: May 5
Group Games Registration: July 1
Group Games begin: August 4
Anthology published: exact date tbd Fall/Winter 2017!