Monthly SimLit Short Story Challenge: January 2022 Theme, Submissions, & Reader’s Choices

Please note – a little info:

This blog is updated in 3 parts:

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

Part 2 after the close of the monthly challenge this blog will be updated to add links to that month’s submissions and a link to vote in each category (veteran or novice) will be provided.

Part 3 After the vote closes an update to this blog post will be made to announce the top three Reader’s Choice in each category.

The “current” Part of each month’s challenge blog will be at the top of the blog.

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

Monthly SimLit Short Story Challenge – Announcement & Info

Part Three

January 2022 Reader’s Choice Update

Voting was extremely tight – job well done by all!


Top three Readers Choice:

The birth of Tuittu the murkpunker

MSSSC: A New Way to Live

Solstice Queens


Top three reader’s Choice:

MSSSC: New Horizons

Nueva Familia

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Part Two

January 2022 submissions & Vote

Veteran Submissions:

MSSSC: Grims Quarry


The birth of Tuittu the murkpunker

MSSSC: A New Way to Live

Solstice Queens

Something Old … Something New

Novice Submissions:

MSSSC: New Horizons

Nueva Familia

Please be kind and read all of the entries before you make your vote;

Please remember to pick your 3 favorites in the poll.

The vote closes on 7 February @ Midnight PST

*Veteran Vote Link*

*Novice Vote Link*

Thank you for your support ❤


Part 1

New theme for January 2022




Up to 800 max


min 5 to max 15


31 January 2022 @ Midnight PST


Post your story on your blog AND give me a link in the MSSSC Forum:

(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


January 2022 participant banners

Select the banner you feel best represents you.

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

Get your banner here:

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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