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Monday, September 23, 2019

Reedsey Short Story Contest: Off on an Adventure

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Life is an adventure — especially when you read adventure books! Let's be honest, not many of us have gone on exciting and harrowing voyages across mighty seas. But we can when we read 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Or we can go an epic journey through space just by flipping through the pages of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. A commute to work, a lazy Sunday afternoon, or a spare hour before bed can all become a grand adventure with the right book.

In case you haven't already guessed, this week's writing prompts all challenge you to write about adventure! And if you need a little extra inspiration, check out our list of the 100 best adventure books — and feel free to let me know which books you think are missing!
Write a story about an adventure on the water.

Write a story about an adventure in the desert.

Write a story about an adventure in space.

Write a story about an adventure on a shipwrecked island.

Write a story about an adventure in a small town.

Short Story Contest — $50 Reward

Reedsy challenges you to create a short story based on these prompts. Winners will be featured on Reedsy Prompts and receive $50 via PayPal! In order to have your story considered, it is important you follow the submission guidelines.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Go to this week's Reedsy Prompts contest page. 
  • Select the prompt you'd like to submit a story to.
  • If you haven't already, sign up for a free Reedsy Prompts account.
  • Enter your title and story, and then hit "Submit story."
  • The length should be 1,000-3,000 words.
  • The deadline to submit a short story based on any of the above prompts is the end of September 27th, at 11:59pm EST. 
  • Any other questions? Check out our Terms of Use or FAQ!


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