Part 1 of this blog will present the upcoming monthly theme, banner links and challenge specifics for the current month.
Part 2 will contain links to the previous month’s submissions and a link to vote in each category (veteran or novice).
After the vote closes an update to this blog post will be made to announce the winners in each category.
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 – New Theme:
To celebrate the new year and the new decade, in January 2020 we started a NEW thing.
A little exercise in cooperative creativity.
A writing collab of sorts, if you will.
A new story for all of us that will cross blog-lines and if we allow it, will jog us past the comfort of our well worn predictable creative paths.
* The first month (Jan 2020) we created a protagonist.
* In the second month (Feb 2020) we created an antagonist and introduced an issue between them in our short story.
* This month, March 2020, choose a supporting character (from the characters submitted in this small collab series) to help resolve the conflict between your protagonist and their antagonist.
(You should be able to find them for DL in the gallery.
Please be kind and link the blog of your support character choice to your story so that the originator will get recognized too.
ANY questions please ask me.)
** Second chance **
If you missed the deadline to submit your protagonist for the monthly vote IT IS NOT TOO LATE to join the fun.
Muse on and create your protagonist.
Chose your antagonist.
Chose your supporting character
Start AND wrap up your story from here.
Again, I have given more breathing room in the word count for March so that it will allow you to flesh out your protagonist a bit as you address their relationship with their antagonist and how the support character brought a resolution to the conflict.
Up to 1200 max (giving you more elbow room)
min 4 to max 12
31 March 2020 @ Midnight PST
Post your story on your blog AND here.
(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
March 2020 participant banners
Submit in one of two categories.
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).
Part two – Past month submissions
Vote & Winner’s Update
By reader’s vote the winners for February 2020 are:
1st Place The Book of Love and Death Part II
2nd Place Uri’s Tale
3rd Place Part 2: Backstabber
1st Place Her people
2nd Place Valley of Angels- Part 2
3rd Place Matilda: The encounter
February 2020 Submissions:
This month the challenge was to create a conflict between the writer’s original protagonist and a newly added antagonist.
Who did it best?
The choice is yours, the reader.
You pick the challenge winners! Voting closes 7 March 2020 at midnight PST
MSSSC Submissions Veteran –
The Book of Love and Death Part II
Castaway Todd Part 2 A Grey Day in Paradise
The Life of Veronica Grey: Part 2
Dawn and the Antagonistic Book Club
Please remember to pick your 3 favorites in the poll.
*Veteran vote link* Closed
MSSSC Submissions novice –
Please pick your 2 favorites.
*Novice vote link* Closed
6 thoughts on “Monthly SimLit Short Story Challenge: March 2020 Theme & February 2020 Submissions (Winner’s Update)”
Reblogged this on Divan, the Simmer's SimLit Blog and commented:
It’s time to vote for your favourite stories! Please read the instructions carefully and vote accordingly! Thank you for your support! ❤
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Oh my goodness – if last month was tough, this month was tougher! Great job everyone! ❤
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right! so many wonderful stories
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