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Sunday, September 1, 2019

Reedsey Weekly Writing Contest

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Deadline September 6

$50 Prize money

Winning stories will be featured on our website and in our weekly newsletter. For more information, please consult our terms of use.

Submissions will be approved and published within 7 days of the contest closing.

Please keep your submission between 1,000 - 3,000 words.


#5: Ernest Hemingway
Hemingway's novella The Old Man and the Sea was published for the first time in Life Magazine on September 1st, 1952. The story went on to win the Pulitzer Prize the following year, turning Hemingway into a bonafide international celebrity. And remember, this story was published decades after some of his now most famous works, like A Farewell to Arms and For Whom the Bells Tolls. A good reminder that it's never too late to achieve literary acclaim!

To celebrate the last full-length work published during Hemingway's lifetime, this week's prompts reflect topics and themes from some of his best-known works. (No need to have read any of Hemingway's books to use these prompts, but if you're looking to get better acquainted with his works, check out this Hemingway reading guide!)
This week's prompts:

Write a story about someone who finds life meaning in an unexpected place.
General

Write a story about two unlikely people falling in love.
Romance

Write a story about someone who decides to confront their fears head-on.
General

Write a story about someone striving for a "comeback."
General

Write a story about someone who is tired of their day-to-day routines.
General

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