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Short Story Challenge - Today is last day to sign up!Hey all, check out this "shot...

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natalieraben | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 14, 2009 at 8:21 AM via web

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Short Story Challenge - Today is last day to sign up!

Hey all, check out this "shot gun" writing contest, brought to you by NYC Midnight. It's called the Short Story Challenge and today is the last day to sign up. Basically next week, anyone who signs up will be revealed a topic and subject and have one week to compose on original 2,500 word short story. Then 100 people advance on to the final heat in March and will have to do the same thing, but in just 24 hours. Here is the link:
http://www.nycmidnight.com/2009/SSC/challenge.htm

Enter promo code "STORYTIME" to receive $5 off registration. Happy writing!

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morrol | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted January 14, 2009 at 10:39 AM (Answer #2)

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How many people usually compete? Are there prizes, or is it just for fun?

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natalieraben | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 14, 2009 at 10:52 AM (Answer #3)

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Usually we have about 400-500 people sign up and there are 100 winners selected to advance on to the final heat, which takes place in March. Lots of prizes are awarded including cash, novel building software, etc. Here is a list of all of the prizes:

http://www.nycmidnight.com/2009/SSC/prizes.htm

 And yes, it is for fun too :)

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