Collaborative Writing Challenge

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”
― Helen Keller

Competition Time

Short Story Competition

CWC collaborative novels are restricted to a set number of writers, and are carefully scheduled. The outcome of each project is a cohesive full-length novel. We welcome anyone to sign up for our projects free of charge, and accept writers on a first-come-first-served basis when each project is launched. Due to both a large increase in starter chapter submissions and a quickly growing community, we wanted to find a way to get more writers involved, and to use our published books as an additional platform for one lucky writer.

We are delighted to announce we will now be publishing one short story at the end of each CWC collaborative novel. We love collaborating - it's our passion - but we also want to let one writer take the spotlight in a stand-alone piece. Anyone is welcome to submit a short story - it is not restricted to CWC collaborative writers only. 


Prizes

First Place:
If your submission is selected, not only will your piece be published as the only short story featured in a well-publicized novel, but it will be electronically displayed on the CWC website. You will be invited to provide a full bio, including personal and/or business links, for the CWC website. You will also be sent a paperback version of the CWC novel containing your short story upon publication.

Second Place:
If your submission is selected for second place, your name and story title will be mentioned in the relevant published CWC novel. This includes a link to the CWC website, where your story will be electronically displayed and available for reading. You will also be invited to provide a bio, including personal and/or business links, on the CWC website.


Basic Guidelines

Your submission should be between 2500 and 3500 words. It must be a self-contained short story, and the genre must correlate with the genre of the CWC novel in which it will be featured, but should not be the exact same theme of the featured novel. For competition rules and guidelines, please see the link below.

There is no restriction on how many pieces you can submit.
How to write a great short story!

If you want some added hints on how to create and build the best short story possible, read this blog post by Kat Hutson, CWC's Chief Editor, who has put together some sound advice to help you on your creative journey.
Short Story Elements Don’t Have to Be Confusing.

Let’s face it, short stories can be pretty difficult to write. It’s such a small amount of space, on average 2,000 to 5,000 words, in which you as a writer are expected to squeeze an entire theme, setting, character or two – essentially an entire story start to finish.

Read the full article HERE
 

Army of Brass

Status: Active

Competition Deadline: 31st August 2017

Entry Fee: $5 per submission

Genre: Steampunk


Your submission should be between 2500 and 3500 words. It must be a self-contained short story, and the genre must correlate with the genre of the CWC novel in which it will be featured.


To submit your story, click the link or email [email protected] Please put the Title of your short story in the note to seller when paying your entry fee. Any submissions received without a corresponding payment will not be accepted.