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Just a member, no more group hosting

Just as the title says, I’d like to be just a member for awhile, no more group hosting.
There are host vacancies now in the Short Stories Group and BloodRed the Vampire Group, but if you’re interested, you’ll need to contact the remaining hosts, not me.

Short Stories competition, Revenge of The Pawn!

Short Stories competition, Revenge of The Pawn!

Welcome to Checkmate.

This is a Chess themed writing competition. Interpret the pieces AND/OR the game of Chess any way, any genre you want. The pieces are the King, Queen, Rook/castle, Knight, Bishop and Pawn.
For example, a story based on the word Queen (etc) is welcome, as is one using chess themes in general.

First Prize : US$30 Bubble voucher
Runner up prize: A copy of the Gaia publication.

Closes : Midnight (your time), Saturday 14th September 2008
Guest Judge : To be announced.
How to enter : tag your story “Checkmate”, add it to the group and link to this forum.
Word Limit : up to 2000
Multiple entries?: Enter as many stories as you like.

I dare you to write a story for each of the pieces!
I double dare you to make them relate to each othe

Short Stories Group Writing Competition, 'Hail Fellow'

We’re launching another brief short story competition where the aim is to write a story inspired by David Malcolmson’s Hail, Fellow

You have until midnight April 21, 2008 (that’s one week from today).
Word count: between 150 and 1000 words.
Judges: Empress and Damian.

More information on how to enter is in the competition forum here

Damian and Empress, Group Hosts

Oh, and don’t forget Zodiac13, our other competition on the theme of Astrology! It closes midnight April 22, 2008. Details here.

*Winner and runners-up for the Passenger writing competition*

Winner and runners-up for the Passenger writing competition

Your Hosts of Short Stories have spent the weekend working to a decision, and we’re pleased to announce your winner is DBA Lehane, with his story Always The Passenger. Great work Darren, and we’ll organise your prize of a AUS$50 RedBubble voucher.

We have three runners up, all equally deserving.

Gayla Drummond, Decisions
whawki2, Past the Train
Ryan Duclos, Snapshot

Well done, and great stories. There were many other stories that came close, so thank you to everyone that entered. Thank you to Richard Veal for the use of his photo, and RedBubble for donating the prize money.

All up, there were 31 entries, not bad for a week, so please go and have a read here

Damian and Empress, Group Hosts

Writing competitions in the Short Stories Group!

There’s a lot going on in the group! Prizes are up for grabs, don’t miss out!…

A new competition was launched today. You have one week to write a story that fits the photo “Passenger”, by Richard Veal (closes Feb 21, 2008).

Prize AUD$50 RedBubble voucher.
See here for all the details.

The Bubble Bestiary writing competition closes in less than a week. If you have a mythical creature story, or want to write one quickly, you will be in the running for a AUD$50 RedBubble voucher (closes Feb 19, 2008).
See here for all the details.

Teaser alert!
The 22nd of Feb, 2008 will see the launch of our next big writing competition. The theme is set, can you divine the future to see what it is?
An AUD$50 RedBubble voucher will be on offer; 13 finalists will be compiled into a collection; guest judge TBA.

Writing Competition in the Short Stories Group

If you haven’t seen it yet, the Short Stories group is running a competition.

“Remember thinking that’s a cool legendary beast/mythological being and wanting to feature them in a story? Well, we’re collecting an entire alphabet of creatures, a Bubble Bestiary. Link your stories to this post and 26 letters from now we can look at producing a downloadable PDF, all rights remaining with contributors.”

The prize is a $50 RedBubble voucher, and the comp closes Feb 19, 2008.

Get the full run down and current status of entries in this journal by Empress.

Guidelines for the short story group, Spherical Scriptings

Welcome to Spherical Scriptings, a group dedicated to short stories.…

What can you add?
More groups will come in the future, so can you save your flash fiction, non-fiction/essays, multi-part stories, memoirs, novellas (hehe) for their future groups. Poetry already has its own dedicated group here

What is the point?
This group is a home for short stories and their creators. Take us on a journey – explore dark depths, or leave us laughing in delight. All genres of fiction welcome. Participate! Write! Throw out a challenge; ask for advice. How do you generate ideas? What’s the best tip you’ve received?

Constructive Criticism
Different readers will spot things you’ve missed. Do you want to know about it? If you would like helpful suggestions, clearly say so, or you probably won’t get any.
If you

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