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Monday, May 25, 2020

Reedsy seeks short stories

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Deadline:  May 29, 2020

Kidding Around

Want a quick way to lift your spirits? Revisit the books you loved as a child.

This week, we got a chance to do exactly that while writing a blog post on 100 Classic Children's Books, and we quickly found our minds swirling with imagined places and whimsical characters.

While our prompts this week are inspired by those same children's books, whether you write a children's story or not is up to you. Pick up your pen and let your imagination do the rest!
Write a story about transformation.
Write a story about the relationship between a parent and a child that spans several years.
Write a story about someone who discovers a mysterious object in their home.
Write a story about an average day turned upside down by an unexpected visitor.
Write a story about an unlikely friendship.
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.

Congratulations to the latest winner, Jack Basson! Their short story, "A Cat of Ganymede," is based on the prompt: Write about an animal species that doesn't exist in real life — an alien, new discovery, imaginary creature — it's up to your interpretation!


The 'Fuzzy Friends (or Foes?)' edition of our contest received 701 submissions! Thank you to all who submitted! You can read all of the entries here.
Submission Guidelines:
Choose a prompt from this week's contest page.
Write an original story of 1,000-3,000 words.
Submit the story from your Reedsy Prompts profile before 11:59pm EST on May 29th.

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