Monthly SimLit Short Story Challenge – May 2019 Theme

If you are brand new to this challenge click here for info on starting and posting:

Monthly SimLit Short Story Challenge – Announcement & Info

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What  FAB month this has been for the Simlit Short Story Challenge. 

I am thrilled by the support shown!

I am TOTALLY blown away by all the amazing entries submitted so far!  

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We still have one day for April participants to wrap up their stories.

The blog containing links to April 2019 submissions and voting links will be published on 1 May … so watch for it and be a support to these wonderful scribblers.

Personally, I have NO idea how I am going to pick 

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BUT that is not why you have clicked here  … 

Without further ado here is May’s Simlit Short Story Challenge info:

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May 2019 participant banners (Dropbox link)

Choose the banner that indicates which category you feel that you fall into:

Novice – blogging for a year or less


Veteran – blogging for more than a year and/or more experienced writer

Place this banner at the beginning of your blog to indicate which branch of the challenge you are submitting to (Novice or Veteran).

You are on your honor here so pick which one you KNOW you are.

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May 2019


Mother … motherhood … mothering


Up to 800 max


min 5 to max 8


31 May 2019 @ Midnight PST


Post a comment with a link to your submission in the forum thread.  

If you are new to the forum and cannot post a link yet let me know and I will help.

Monthly Simlit Short Story Challenge – forum thread link

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Rules or special considerations:

This is a forum based challenge.  In the spirit of that please keep your entries FAMILY FRIENDLY and safe for work.  This means NO adult mods, NO adult themes, and NO language.  If you feel that language is an integral part of your story feel free to either use the word “plum” or redact it “S**T.”   Some of you may feel very restricted by this but let me remind you that this will go out across all social media platforms and we cannot control who might see it when.

This is an international competition and some will be writing in their second language so BE KIND!

You can write as many short stories as you wish but only one can be entered for the challenge vote.


  • Participants ARE ALLOWED – even encouraged to let their readers know that they are participating in the challenge …  growing our skills AND our community IS the POINT of all of this.
  • BUT here is the caveat, their readers MUST read all entries and vote in accordance with instructions.  This instruction must be CLEARLY stated by the participant when their readers are informed.
  • Readers will be asked to vote for their top 3 choices in both categories (6 votes total).
  • Any vote received that does not contain 3 votes for each category will be thrown out.
  • I assure you that I will diligently watch this. NO ONE will be unfairly targeted, bullied or shunned. 

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Other important links:

FaceBook Page:

Monthly Simlit Short Story Challenge

Blog Info posts:

Monthly SimLit Short Story Challenge Table of Contents

Forum Thread:

Monthly Simlit Short Story Challenge – forum thread link

(Be sure you have it bookmarked.)

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If you are hashtag happy (like me) here is one we can follow across the web :


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Monthly SimLit Short Story Challenge Table of Contents

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