2017-09-07 / Arts & Entertainment News

Part 2: The Florida Weekly Writing Challenge


VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLY VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLY Round two of the 2017 Florida Weekly Writing Challenge continues with the photo prompt you see here. So far more than 60 writers have submitted their original short stories inspired by the image.

Here’s how the challenge works:

We want your original narrative fiction using this picture as the starting point. Keep it to 750 words, please, and no poetry, thank you.

Run your masterpiece through Spellcheck, give it a title and send it, either attached as a Word document or simply pasted into the body of the email, to writing@floridaweekly.com. Snail mail offerings will not be considered, nor will any entry that does not contain your full name, the city/state you live in and a phone number where we can reach you.

You have until 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, to submit your story. It’s OK if you sent us something for round one of the challenge; you can enter another story — but just one — based on the beach picture. We hope you do, in fact.

Florida Weekly editors will review all of the entries and vote for our favorite, whose author will receive a ticket to the 12th annual Sanibel Island Writers Conference (value: $500). With keynote speaker Alice Hoffman, the conference is set for Nov. 2-5 on Sanibel Island.

The 2017 Florida Weekly Writing Challenge winner will be notified by Oct. 15, and the winning entry will be published soon after in all our editions.

Questions? Email writing@floridaweekly.com and we’ll get back to you. ¦

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