Monthly SimLit Short Story Challenge: October 2019 Theme & September 2019 Submissions (Winner’s Update)

I have changed the blogging format for the challenge. 

It is now all in an easy to find “One-stop shopping” Update. 

Part 1 of this blog will present the upcoming monthly theme, banner links and challenge specifics for the month.

Part 2 will contain links to the previous month’s submissions and the list of winners.

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

Monthly SimLit Short Story Challenge – Announcement & Info


Part one – October Theme:

October 2019




Up to 850 max


min 5 to max 10


31 OCT 2019 @ Midnight PST


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

October 2019 participant banners

(Dropbox Link)

Submit in one of two categories.

Generally …

Novice – blogging for a year or less


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

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

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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


Part two – September 2019 Submissions, Vote & Winner’s Update


By reader’s vote the winners for September 2019 are:


Veteran Catagory

1st Place  Bad Apples

2nd Place  The Applied Apple Approach

3rd Place  September Temptation


Novice Catagory

1st Place  How a package of seeds can Change Your Life

2nd Place  The Apple of my Eye

3rd Place  Purveyor of Potions

Congrats to the winners and to all who entered .. the stories were awesome!  I will have the winner’s banners out shortly.

September’s Submissions:

It is time to read and cast your votes.   You pick the challenge winners!

Voting closes 7 October at midnight PST

GL everyone!

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Vet Participant sep 19


The Applied Apple Approach

September Temptation

It Started With an Apple


Bad Apples


MSSSC Submissions Veteran –

Please remember to pick your 2 favorites in the poll.

*Veteran vote link* closed


Novice Participant sep 19


How a package of seeds can Change Your Life

MSSSC September Entry: Seeds of Innocence

Sabio and the Giant Apple

The Apple of my Eye

Purveyor of Potions

MSSSC Submissions novice –  

Please remember to pick your 3 favorites.

*Novice vote link* Closed

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Monthly SimLit Short Story Challenge – Table of contents

17 thoughts on “Monthly SimLit Short Story Challenge: October 2019 Theme & September 2019 Submissions (Winner’s Update)

  1. You might want to add a space between “Bad Apples” and “The Applied Apple Approach.” It looks like it’s all one story the way it’s laid out right now.

    As always, thanks for setting this up! 🙂

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  2. YES! I love the new theme!

    Was there another comment here earlier pointing out that the lack of space between ‘Bad Apple’ and ‘The Applied Apple Approach’ makes them look like the same story? Would you mind fixing it, please?

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  3. Wow…thank you to everyone who read, liked, commented and especially voted for my story! I appreciate all of you and congrats to all the other winners! Great stories from everyone! ❤

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