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STORYSTORM and 85K Challenge

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January 1st

With a New Year comes new writing challenges and opportunities! I have to say, I love them all.

Today, I’m going to share about two opportunities I found out through friends: STORYSTORM and 85K90.

Keep reading to find out more!

STORYSTORM

What is STORYSTORM? How do you participate? It’s easy 🙂

  1. Register by January 7th.
  2. Read daily blog posts.
  3. Jot down story ideas.

By the end of January, if you have at least 30 new ideas, you can sign the STORYSTORM PLEDGE and possibly win some PRIZES! How awesome is that? Check out the first post here!

Shoutout to Jennifer Shelby for sharing this challenge on her blog ❤

85K

This challenge focuses on writing 85,000 words in 90 days. You have to commit to 1,000 words, every day, for three months. Some writers will write more in one day. The 90-day time frame gives writers time to catch up if another commitment interrupts them.

April is the first of three 30-Day editing months. This means you have a month in April to finish up your project before the editing phase that begins on May 1st.

Learn more here! Shout out to my friend, Rebecca, for sending me the link 🙂

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I hope you guys have a blast with these two challenges! I’m excited and have already written 1,000 words on a new project about a lace maker in the 1880’s 🙂 ❤

Until next time,

Loie xo

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On the 4th Day of Writing: Zizzle Lit

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December 4th

Hi everyone! Today, I found a fun spot to submit your flash fictions. Zizzle is an international short story magazine. It’s devoted to publishing innovative and quality fiction for young minds.

They would love for the stories to engage mature readers as well 🙂

Submission Guidelines

They seek stories that will amuse, move, and surprise mature and young readers. Fiction that has meaning and new perspectives will be embraced. They love strong voices and tasteful humor.

Also, they pay professional rates for stories! Woohoo 🙂 

Fiction Submissions

  • Flash fiction should appeal to children as young as ten years old and grown-ups 🙂
  • It’s okay to submit your stories elsewhere. Notify Zizzle as soon as your stories been accepted elsewhere.
  • Stories are welcomed from all around the world but must be written in English.
  • Length: 500-1,200 words and previously unpublished.
  • You can only submit one story per submission. Wait for thirty days after you’ve received a decision from Zizzle before sending a new story.
  • Submit double-spaced stories with 1″ margins in 12 pt font. Make sure you include your name and story title in the header on every page.
  • On the first page of your submission, include your full name and email address. Include your word count and a third-person bio (under 70 words) that is print-ready.
  • They only accept electronic submissions.
  • Submit for free until December 31st, 2018.
  • They pay a flat rate of $100 American for each flash fiction piece.

Scroll to the bottom of this page, and submit your story!

Have fun!!! I’m so excited to work on a flash fiction for this magazine later today ❤ 🙂

How are you all doing with your stories this month? I would love to hear below.

Until next time,

Loie xo