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Apr. 27th, 2015

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spacedlaw

Challenge #599 (27th April 2015)

Option 1 :

• Secret story
• No windows
• Murder at dawn
• William Turner
• Frustration


Option 2

Venezia


Option 3


Theme: Frozen Fairytales
Customer: World Weaver Press
Deadline: 15 May 2015
Boundaries: Up to 10,000 words
Info: http://www.worldweaverpress.com/newsblog/frozen-fairy-tales-anthology-open-to-submissions

OR

Theme: The Steam Chronicles
Customer: Zimbell House Publishing
Deadline: 15 May 2015
Boundaries: up to 11,500 words
Info: http://www.zimbellhousepublishing.com/contest-submissions/


Option 4

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Apr. 20th, 2015

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spacedlaw

Challenge #598 (20th April 2015)

Option 1 :

• Persian buttercups
• Romantics
• Ruins
• A slice of sunshine
• Hope


Option 2

La partigiana

Option 3


Theme: Hush Hush
Customer: Synaesthesia
Deadline: 13 May 2015
Boundaries: up to 1,500 words
Info: https://synaesthesia.submittable.com/submit/41466

OR
Theme: No theme
Customer: Fairy Tale Review
Deadline: 15 May 2015
Boundaries: 1,000 words – 8,000 words – 5 poems
Info: https://fairytalereview.submittable.com/submit


Option 4

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Apr. 13th, 2015

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spacedlaw

Challenge #597 (13th April 2015)

Option 1 :

• Any shipwreck
• Roll the dice
• Accursed
• Fast food replacement
• Riddle


Option 2

A dark monster with a smile full of sun


Option 3

Theme: Miasma, Simmer, Whimsy
Customer: 3 Elements Review
Deadline: 30th April 2015
Boundaries: 3,500 words
Info: https://3elementsreview.submittable.com/submit

OR

Theme: Translation
Customer: you are here: the journal of creative geography
Deadline: 1st May 2015
Boundaries: up to 4,000 words
Info: http://geography.arizona.edu/youarehere


Option 4

It’s Poetry Month! Explore a (new to you) poetry form (for instance, visit http://www.poetryfoundation.org/learning/glossary-terms?category=forms-and-types)
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Apr. 6th, 2015

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spacedlaw

Challenge #596 (6th April 2015)

Option 1 :

• the sound of melting snow
• Green light
• Sea ghost
• Flower bed
• Eggs


Option 2

Not quite Totó

Option 3


Theme: Georgia O’Keeffe’s quote
Customer: Honey Pot
Deadline: 30th April 2015
Boundaries: up to 20 pages
Info: https://honeypotmag.wordpress.com/

OR

Theme: China
Customer: Blink Ink
Deadline: 30th April 2015
Boundaries: 50 words
Info: http://www.blink-ink.com/2015/03/blink-20-open-for-submissions/

OR

Theme: The Playground of Lost Toys
Customer: Exile Publishing (preferred Canadian authors)
Deadline: 30th April 2015
Boundaries: up to 5,000 words
Info: https://colleenanderson.wordpress.com/2015/01/31/writing-the-playground-of-lost-toys/

OR a last minute offer from vapor (thanks)

Theme: none found
Customer: Otto
Deadline 15th April 2015
Boundaries: Up to three texts
Info: https://www.facebook.com/OttoAtTunxis/photos/a.174872532605410.41095.174857892606874/812595165499807/?type=1&theater


Option 4

Add some science into it: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/common-parasite-could-manipulate-our-behavior/
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Mar. 30th, 2015

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spacedlaw

Challenge #595 (30th March 2015)

Option 1 :

• Broken night
• Regardless
• in the process of happening
• definition of life
• an act of way finding


Option 2

Night wings


Option 3

Theme: Gothic Tales of Terror
Customer: Verto Publishing
Deadline: 25 April 2015
Boundaries: 3,000 to 5,00 words – Poetry: up to 500 words
Info: http://www.vertopublishing.com/calls-for-submissions.html

OR

Theme: Making the shift: Economics for a small planet
Customer: The MOON
Deadline: 27 April 2015
Boundaries: up to 5,000 words
Info: http://moonmagazine.org/submission-guideline/


Option 4

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Mar. 23rd, 2015

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spacedlaw

Challenge #594 (23rd March 2015)

Option 1 :

• Kelpies
• Sausage rolls
• A talking cure for schizophrenia
• Random stranger
• No worries


Option 2

Story Museum


Option 3

Theme: Elemental Foundations
Customer: Zimbell House Publishing
Deadline: 15 April 2015
Boundaries: up to 25,000 words
Info: http://www.zimbellhousepublishing.com/contest-submissions/

OR

Theme: Respite in the Midst of Repetition
Customer: Wolftree
Deadline: 20 April 2015
Boundaries: None indicated
Info: https://podio.com/webforms/7362413/561070


Option 4

Write a 100 words story/poem for a MuseTeasers prompt (join the community to see them – writing stories in 100 words exactly is an excellent exercise) – or just use the prompt
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Mar. 16th, 2015

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spacedlaw

Challenge #593 (16th March 2015)

Option 1 :

• Apple watch
• The end
• Sorrow
• Seduction by shrubbery
• White horse


Option 2

Florence


Option 3

Theme: Revenge
Customer: Robocup Press
Deadline: 15 April 2015
Boundaries: 25 to 100 pages
Info: http://www.robocup-press.com/submissions.html

OR

Theme: Romantic Morsels
Customer: Zimbell House Publishing
Deadline: 15 April 2015
Boundaries: up to 9,500 words
Info: http://www.zimbellhousepublishing.com/contest-submissions/


Option 4

Write a text inspired by your favourite Terry Pratchett quote (tell us which one)
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/t/terry_pratchett.html
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Mar. 9th, 2015

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spacedlaw

Challenge #592 (9th March 2015)

Option 1 :

• No boundaries
• Murder in Fairy land
• Synchronicity
• Lilac handkerchief
• Fishy


Option 2

Chelsea at night


Option 3

Theme: Freaky Fairy Tales
Customer: Ealain
Deadline: 1 April 2015
Boundaries: 300 to 2,000 words
Info: http://mpapublishing.co.za/issue.html

OR

Theme: Ghost in the Cogs
Customer: Broken Eye Books
Deadline: 1 April 2015
Boundaries: up to 4,000 words
Info: http://brokeneyebooks.com/books/ghost-in-the-cogs


Option 4

Work with one of the titles from the articles at FORTEAN TIMES BLOG
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Mar. 2nd, 2015

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spacedlaw

Challenge #591 (2nd March 2015)

Option 1 :

• Tyranny
• White rabbit
• Snow blind
• Living statue
• Creep


Option 2

East End Street Art 2014


Option 3

Theme: Economics for a small planet
Customer: The Moon Magazine
Deadline: 31 March 2015
Boundaries: less than 5,000 words
Info: http://moonmagazine.org/submission-guideline/

OR

Theme: Women in Practical Armor
Customer: Evil Girlfriend Media
Deadline: 1st April 2015
Boundaries: 2,000-5,000 words
Info: http://www.evilgirlfriendmedia.com/submissions/


Option 4

Write a found poem in line with this prompt: http://www.foundpoetryreview.com/blog/poetry-prompt-profound-sounding-nonsense/
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Feb. 23rd, 2015

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spacedlaw

Challenge #590 (23rd February 2015)

Option 1 :

• Love story
• Regret letters
• Bankruptcy
• Verdant
• Thawing


Option 2

Bored angel - Bereft lion (Santa Croce)


Option 3

Theme: Dirty Jobs
Customer: PodCastle
Deadline: 15 March 2015
Boundaries: 2,000 to 6,000 words
Info: http://podcastle.org/guidelines/

OR

Theme: Perseus and Medusa
Customer: Timeless Tales magazine
Deadline: 23 March 2015
Boundaries: Up to 2,000 words. Under 1,500 preferred.
Info: http://www.timelesstalesmagazine.com/#!submissions/c1vmu


Option 4

What if….
(write that story in 100 words precisely)
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Feb. 16th, 2015

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spacedlaw

Challenge #589 (16th February 2015)

Option 1 :

• Remembering the old storms
• Interested dialectic
• Floods
• Cloud developer
• Nuts


Option 2

Hermetic dancer (Loggia della Signoria)


Option 3

Theme: Fables and Folklore
Customer: Paper Cuts Magazine
Deadline: 15 march 2015
Boundaries: up to 3,500 words recommended
Info: http://desiwriterslounge.net/papercuts/submissions/

OR

Theme: Theft
Customer: Tin House
Deadline: 15 March 2015
Boundaries: up to 10,000 words
Info: http://www.tinhouse.com/magazine/submission-guidelines.html


Option 4

http://kotaku.com/you-can-experience-fox-heaven-in-japan-1683923041
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Feb. 2nd, 2015

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spacedlaw

Challenge #587 (2nb February 2015)

Option 1 :

• Bereft
• Expensive necessities
• A boy and his drone
• Those who are
• In regret, in anger


Option 2

Fawn it like Nijinsky (Piazza della Signoria)


Option 3

Theme: Dis-Or-Der
Customer: Red dashboard
Deadline: 28th February 2015
Boundaries: up to 1,500 words
Info: http://www.reddashboard.com/Submissions.html

OR

Theme: Totemeal: The Baggage Issue
Customer: Oatmeal Magazine
Deadline: 28th February 2015
Boundaries: up to 20 double spaced pages
Info: http://oatmealmagazine.com/submissions/


Option 4

You have just witnessed a murder. Describe the event on Twitter (140 characters).
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Jan. 26th, 2015

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spacedlaw

Challenge #586 (26th January 2015)

Option 1 :

• Pursue beauty to its lair
• The problem with gravity
• Arrest
• War brewing
• Freedom of speech


Option 2

211


Option 3

Theme: Alternate History
Customer: Midnight Circus
Deadline: From 1st to 28th February 2015
Boundaries: None found
Info: http://eabpublishing.com/submissions/

OR

Theme: 77 Visions of Death
Customer: No Sleep Publishing
Deadline: 1st March 2015
Boundaries: 150 – 1,000 words
Info: https://nosleeppublishing.wordpress.com/2014/10/13/submission-call-77-visions-of-death/


Option 4

A 10-word long sentence, then, a 9-word long one, then a 8-word one until the final sentence is one word (thus more of a phrase, I suppose).
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Jan. 19th, 2015

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spacedlaw

Challenge #585 (19th January 2015)

Option 1 :

• No value
• Heart break
• Short sentence
• Murder
• Phone call


Option 2

Dawn over the Mounts Tiburtini


Option 3

Theme: Marked by Scorn
Customer: Solarwyrm Press
Deadline: 1,000 to 8,000 words
Boundaries: 15 February 2015
Info: http://solarwyrm.com/2014/07/10/call-for-submissions-marked-by-scorn/

OR

Theme: She lives: Resurrecting the divine feminine
Customer: The Moon Magazine
Deadline: 22 February 2015
Boundaries: less than 5,000 words
Info: http://moonmagazine.org/submission-guideline/


Option 4

It’s not the end of the world but you can see it from here
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Jan. 12th, 2015

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spacedlaw

Challenge #584 (12th January 2015)

Option 1 :

• Down and out
• Excellent kisses
• Traditions
• Old trick
• Smoke


Option 2

In Tuscania


Option 3

Theme: Madness
Customer: Dirty Chai
Deadline: 31 January 2015
Boundaries: up to 3,500 words
Info: https://dirtychai.submittable.com/submit
OR

Theme: Tomatoes
Customer: Amoeba Ink
Deadline: 1 February 2015
Boundaries: Less than 7,500 words
Info: http://www.amoebaink.com/TheTomatoAnthology.htm


Option 4

Anything you like.
Tags:

Jan. 5th, 2015

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spacedlaw

Challenge #583 (5th January 2015)

Option 1 :

• Yours, mine
• Never a word
• Coming back
• Green
• Light


Option 2

Forbidden to fly


Option 3

Theme: You don’t know s**t: Rethinking human waste
Customer: The Moon Magazine
Deadline: 26 January 2015
Boundaries: less than 5,000 words
Info: http://moonmagazine.org/submission-guideline/

OR

Theme: Failure
Customer: Crossed Genres Magazine
Deadline: 1 to 31 January 2015
Boundaries: 1,000 to 6,000 words
Info: http://crossedgenres.com/submissions/magazine/


Option 4

Play with this toy to generate a spurious connection (or use one already listed:) http://tylervigen.com/
Write that story
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Jan. 2nd, 2015

klimt

smwright

MM Cut

Below are members who have not posted for May. Please post within the next week. I will do a cut on Wednesday, 05 JUNE for anyone who hasn't posted by then. If you have posted and did not tag your entry, please reply here and point me to the entry. For new and returning members, please recall that you must post at least one 100-word story or poem each month to meet your participation goals in the community. MM, remember to tag your entries!


bruten_ensamhet N
jack_larouche 07 NOV
lee_terati 16 OCT
nightbulbs 29 SEP
strannik01 N
zandu_ink 08 NOV
vapor 15 NOV

Dec. 29th, 2014

DAZLIOUS-yellow

spacedlaw

Challenge #582 (29th December 2014)

Option 1 :

• Heard before
• At the cinema
• Weird bitters
• Flowing
• Distress


Option 2

Looking out


Option 3

Theme: Drenched
Customer: Nocturnal Press
Deadline: 19 January 2015
Boundaries: 3,000 to 7,000 words
Info: http://www.nppublications.com/open-calls/

OR

Theme: Outsider
Customer: Popshot Magazine
Deadline: 23 January 2015
Boundaries: up to 2,500 words
Info: http://www.popshotpopshot.com/submit.html


Option 4

Write a poem using pieces or phrases or words from Dr. Edward Fry’s instant Phrase list: http://www.foundpoetryreview.com/blog/poetry-prompt-instant-phrases/
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Dec. 22nd, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #581 (22nd December 2014)

Option 1 :

• Raft
• Blue
• A cold land
• Zany holiday
• Not impressed


Option 2

Place des Vosges


Option 3

Theme: Drenched
Customer: Nocturnal Press
Deadline: 19 January 2015
Boundaries: 3,000 to 7,000 words
Info: http://www.nppublications.com/open-calls/

OR

Theme: Outsider
Customer: Popshot Magazine
Deadline: 23 January 2015
Boundaries: up to 2,500 words
Info: http://www.popshotpopshot.com/submit.html


Option 4

A previous prompt. Please reference the challenge number and what the prompt was.
Tags:

Dec. 15th, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #580 (15th December 2014)

Option 1 :

• BDSM boutique hotel
• Singing dragon
• Battle dolphin
• The silence of poets
• Blind lantern


Option 2

En pensées


Option 3

Theme: Love (YA)
Customer: Inaccurate realities
Deadline: 15 January 2015
Boundaries: 2,000 to 7,000 words
Info: http://inaccuraterealities.com/submissions/

OR

Theme: Music
Customer: Helen Magazine
Deadline: (from December) 28 February 2015
Boundaries: 500 to 5,000 words
Info: http://www.helenpresents.com/submit/submission-guidelines/


Option 4

Open a dictionary, an encyclopaedia, or a book from your bookshelves to any page; choose a word, and write it down. Repeat this nine times. Write a story or a poem with all the words collected. List your words at the top of the entry.
Tags:

Dec. 8th, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #579 (8th December 2014)

Option 1 :

• Last time
• A sandwich
• Cocoa beans
• No reality
• Underwater


Option 2

By night


Option 3

Theme: Shinigami Stories: Reaping the Harvest of Souls
Customer: The Were Traveler
Deadline: 20 December 2014
Boundaries: from 751 to 2,500 words
Info: http://theweretraveler.wordpress.com/call-for-submissions/

OR

Theme: A Collection Of Untimely Hours
Customer: Dark recess Press
Deadline: 31 December 2014
Boundaries: 15,000 to 25,000 Words
Info: http://darkrecessespress.com/submissions/


Option 4

Click on a subject from this cloud http://qi.com/infocloud and use the corresponding page as your prompt (tell us which subject it was that you’ve selected.
Tags:

Dec. 1st, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #578 (1st December 2014)

Option 1 :

• Hotel room words
• Sharp eye
• No grace
• In love with the dragon
• Poisoned apple


Option 2

Via del Quirinale

Option 3

Theme: Shinigami Stories: Reaping the Harvest of Souls
Customer: The Were Traveler
Deadline: 20 December 2014
Boundaries: from 751 to 2,500 words
Info: http://theweretraveler.wordpress.com/call-for-submissions/

OR

Theme: A Collection Of Untimely Hours
Customer: Dark recess Press
Deadline: 31 December 2014
Boundaries: 15,000 to 25,000 Words
Info: http://darkrecessespress.com/submissions/


Option 4

Explore a (new to you) poetry form ( http://www.poetryfoundation.org/learning/glossary-terms?category=forms-and-types
Tags:

Nov. 24th, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #577 (24th November 2014)

Option 1 :

• Dream quest
• E
• Never mind
• Bring back
• Dreams


Option 2

Street art in Quadraro


Option 3

Theme: Bodies
Customer: Scissors and Spackle
Deadline: 1 December 2014
Boundaries: up to 3,000 words
Info: http://scissorsandspackle.net/submissions/

OR

Theme: Sun/Snow. Opposites
Customer: MPA Publishing
Deadline: 1 December 2014
Boundaries: 300 to 2,000 words
Info: http://mpapublishing.co.za/pages/submit.html


Option 4

Write a 100 words story/poem for a MuseTeasers prompt (join the community to see them – writing stories in 100 words exactly is an excellent exercise) – or just use the prompt
Tags:

Nov. 17th, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #576 (17th November 2014)

Option 1 :

• Robbing the bank of seeds
• Accident
• Crying island
• Dear library…
• Not a moment to lose


Option 2

Piazza Navona


Option 3

Theme: Conflict
Customer: Deep Water
Deadline: 30 November 2014
Boundaries: 1,000 or 1,000 to 3,000 words
Info: http://www.deepwaterliterary.com/

OR

Theme: Ensemble
Customer: Crossed Genres Magazine
Deadline: 1 to 30 November 2014
Boundaries: 1,000 to 6,000 words
Info: http://crossedgenres.com/submissions/magazine/


Option 4

Tags:

Nov. 10th, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #575 (10th November 2014)

Option 1 :

• The weight of interpretations
• Artful
• Foreign
• Skeletal quality
• Ancient


Option 2

Couleur locale


Option 3

Theme: List of words: yellow, crush, line, spin
Customer: RiverLit
Deadline: 20 November 2014
Boundaries: 2,000 words or less / 100 lines or less (poetry)
Info: http://riverlit.com/submit/

OR

Theme: Not buying it: The need for disobedience
Customer: The Moon Magazine
Deadline: 26 November 2014
Boundaries: up to 5,000 words
Info: http://moonmagazine.org/submission-guideline/


Option 4

You have until Friday: http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2014/11/07/flash-fiction-challenge-the-three-story-sentence/
Tags:

Nov. 3rd, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #574 (3rd November 2014)

Option 1 :

• Redux
• Artificial emotion
• Spices
• Innocence lost
• the engagement of teeth on interacting gearwheels


Option 2

Reflections


Option 3

Theme: Petals in the Pan (flowers and/or dust) - Poetry
Customer: Kind of a Hurricane Press
Deadline: 15 November 2014
Boundaries: up to 750 words for Flash – no boundaries specified for poetry
Info: http://www.kindofahurricanepress.com/p/switch-difference-our-anthology-for.html

OR

Theme: Puzzzles and Predicaments (POETRY)
Customer: Cyclamens and Swords Publishing
Deadline: 15 November 2014
Boundaries: 60 lines per poem – up to 4 poems
Info: http://www.cyclamensandswords.com/submissions.php


Option 4

Write this tale: http://constructionpaperandtears.tumblr.com/post/100351907244
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Oct. 27th, 2014

DAZLIOUS-yellow

spacedlaw

Challenge #573 (27th October 2014)

Option 1 :

• Ghost file
• The pocket calculator is mightier than the sword
• The art of lying
• Not animal


Option 2

Street art in Quadraro


Option 3

Theme: Privacy and Secrets
Customer: Chautauqua Literary Journal
Deadline: 15 November 2014
Boundaries: up to 7,000 Words
Info: http://www.ciweb.org/literary-journal#submission

Theme: Resonator - New Lovecraftian Tales From Beyond
Customer: Martian migraine Press
Deadline: 15 November 2014
Boundaries: Up to 1,500 word (Flash) or to 5,000 words
Info: http://martianmigrainepress.com/RESONATOR-New-Lovecraftian-Tales-From-Beyond


Option 4

Anything you like.
Tags:

Oct. 20th, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #572 (20th October 2014)

Option 1 :

• misplaced dreams
• Landline
• Living in an abandoned place
• Wreckage
• Obsession


Option 2

Le secret


Option 3

Theme: Cities
Customer: Curly Red Stories
Deadline: 10 November 2014
Boundaries: up to 750 words
Info: http://curlyredstories.com/submissions/

Theme: Witness
Customer: Sprout Magazine
Deadline: 15 November 2014
Boundaries: 200 to 1,000 words
Info: http://www.sproutonlinemagazine.com/p/guidelines.html


Option 4

Play with this toy to generate a spurious connection (or use one already listed:) http://tylervigen.com/
Write that story
Tags:

Oct. 13th, 2014

DAZLIOUS-yellow

spacedlaw

Challenge #571 (13th October 2014)

Option 1 :

• Rainy day
• Breakfast
• Sunken ship
• Mask of Death
• Science of light


Option 2

Sloane Street


Option 3

Theme: Appetite
Customer: Lizzie's Bedtime Stories Valentines
Deadline: 1November 201 4
Boundaries: 3,000 to 4,000 words
Info: http://www.thelizmcmullenshow.com/valentines-2015-call-for-submissions

OR

Theme: We went as far as the car would take us…
Customer: The First Line
Deadline: 1 November 2014
Boundaries: 300 to 5,000 words
Info: http://www.thefirstline.com/submission.htm


Option 4

Tags:

Oct. 6th, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #570 (6th October 2014)

Option 1 :

• Another one
• Cocoa powder
• Copper
• Puppet
• Scarecrow


Option 2

Around the Serpentine


Option 3

Theme: Corvidae
Customer: World Weaver Press
Deadline: 31 October 2014
Boundaries: up to 7,500 words
Info: https://www.worldweaverpress.com/submit-anthologies.html

OR

Theme: Seven Favorite Tales, All Grown Up
Customer: Zimbell House Publishing
Deadline: 31 October 2014
Boundaries: up to 20,000 words
Info: http://www.zimbellhousepublishing.com/?page_id=151


Option 4

A previous prompt. Please reference the challenge number and what the prompt was.
Tags:

Sep. 29th, 2014

DAZLIOUS-yellow

spacedlaw

Challenge #569 (29th September 2014)

Option 1 :

• Death as a salesman
• Celery
• Just in time
• Water as alien element
• Pretty


Option 2

The Ritz


Option 3

Theme: Gather
Customer: Sprout Magazine
Deadline: 15 October 2014
Boundaries: 200 to 1,000 words
Info: http://www.sproutonlinemagazine.com/p/guidelines.html

OR

Theme: science experiments gone wrong
Customer: Apex Magazine
Deadline: 15 October 2014
Boundaries: up to 250 words
Info: http://www.apex-magazine.com/apex-magazine-presents-steal-the-spotlight-micro-fiction-contest/


Option 4

Tags:

Sep. 22nd, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #568 (22nd September 2014)

Option 1 :

• Anchor of knowledge
• Typographers
• Prints
• Art
• Chocolate


Option 2

Burlington House


Option 3

Theme: Monsters and Marvels (contest)
Customer: Spark
Deadline: 10 October 2014
Boundaries: Up to 12,000 words
Info: http://sparkanthology.org/contests/seven/

OR

Theme: Loch Shock
Customer: Horrified Press
Deadline: 1o October 2014
Boundaries: from 1,000 to 6,000 words
Info: http://horrifiedpress.wordpress.com/open-for-submissions/


Option 4

Open a dictionary, an encyclopaedia, or a book from your bookshelves to any page; choose a word, and write it down. Repeat this nine times. Write a story or a poem with all the words collected. List your words at the top of the entry.
Tags:

Sep. 15th, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #567 (15th September 2014)

Option 1 :

• Last mermaid
• Jam and pickles
• Dust
• Revamp
• Storm


Option 2

Leiden


Option 3

Theme: Property
Customer: On the Premises
Deadline: 3 October 2014
Boundaries:1,000 to 5,000 words
Info: https://onthepremises.submittable.com/Submit


Theme: Voce and Virtue
Customer: Liars’League
Deadline: 5 October 2014
Boundaries: 800 to 2,00 words
Info: http://www.liarsleague.com/liars_league/writers.html


Option 4

Click on a subject from this cloud http://qi.com/infocloud and use the corresponding page as your prompt (tell us which subject it was that you’ve selected.
Tags:

Sep. 8th, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #566 (8th September 2014)

Option 1 :

• Never again
• Zombie fish
• Amusing thought
• Starting from three
• Recoil


Option 2

Herbert Baglione -Via delle Conce


Option 3

Theme: The Twelve Dancing Princesses
Customer: Timeless Tales
Deadline: 22 September 2014
Boundaries: Up to 2,000 words. Under 1,500 preferred.
Info: http://www.timelesstalesmagazine.com/#!submissions/c1vmu

OR

Theme: Arthurian legend
Customer: Penumbra
Deadline:1st October 2014
Boundaries: up to 3,500 words
Info: http://penumbraezine.blogspot.it/p/submissions.html


Option 4

Explore a (new to you) poetry form ( http://www.poetryfoundation.org/learning/glossary-terms?category=forms-and-types)
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Sep. 1st, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #565 (1st September 2014)

Option 1 :

• Nora
• Seaweed
• Fight on
• Delayed future
• Encore


Option 2

At the OPA (Amsterdam"s Public Library)


Option 3

Theme: La Dulce Vida
Customer: Bohemia
Deadline: 15 September 2014
Boundaries: up to 1,300 words
Info: http://www.bohemia-journal.com/guidelines

OR

Theme: Rejection
Customer: Tin House
Deadline: 15 September 2014
Boundaries: up to 10,000 words
Info: http://www.tinhouse.com/magazine/submission-guidelines.html


Option 4

Write a 100 words story/poem for a MuseTeasers prompt (join the community to see them – writing stories in 100 words exactly is an excellent exercise) – or just use the prompt
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Aug. 25th, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #564 (25th August 2014)

Option 1 :

• Angel
• Caul
• Light
• Another chance
• Prompt
• Mirror image


Option 2


Burlington House


Option 3

Theme: Savor
Customer: Sprout Magazine
Deadline: 15 September 2014
Boundaries: 200 to 1,000 words
Info: http://www.sproutonlinemagazine.com/p/guidelines.html

OR

Theme: Sex Droids & Their Cyborg Toys
Customer: Rogue Planet Press
Deadline: 15 September 2014
Boundaries: from 1,000 to 6,000 words
Info: http://horrifiedpress.wordpress.com/open-for-submissions/


Option 4

FACT: 99% of all Earth’s gold is at its core.
(or any of these https://s1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/OmJx318.ou_w488kzp8vmw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NQ--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/sbs/sbc/Business2Community/50-facts-about-earth3.jpg
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Aug. 18th, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #563 (18th August 2014)

ption 1 :

• Annoyance
• Beach
• No bread
• Flying carpet
• Surrender


Option 2

Stormed


Option 3

Theme: Breakfast in Bed
Customer: In my Bed magazine
Deadline: 1st September 2014
Boundaries: up to 1,250 words
Info: http://www.inmybedmagazine.com/html/submissions.html

OR

Theme: Desire
Customer: The Quotable
Deadline: 1st September 2014
Boundaries: up to 3,000 words
Info: https://thequotablelit.submittable.com/submit


Option 4

Let this fragment take your imagination places: http://www.maxsher.com/work/a-remote-barely-audible-evening-waltz/000.jpg.php
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Aug. 11th, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #562 (11th August 2014)

Option 1 :

• Sledge
• Tomatoes
• Clockwork
• Breaking point
• Flash flood


Option 2

All fresco


Option 3

Theme: With Lyre and Bow - A Devotional Anthology for Apollo
Customer: NeosAlexandria
Deadline: 1 September 2014
Boundaries: None listed
Info: http://neosalexandria.org/bibliotheca-alexandrina/calls-for-submissions/with-lyre-and-bow-a-devotional-anthology-for-apollo/

OR

Theme: Aliens
Customer: Penumbra
Deadline: 1st September 2014
Boundaries: up to 3,500 words
Info: http://penumbraezine.blogspot.it/p/submissions.html


Option 4

Check this short story: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2013/11/18/guy-walks-into-a-bar?src=mp
Whatever happened to the room full of geese?
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Aug. 4th, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #561 (4th August 2014)

Option 1 :

• Time fled
• Sentence generator
• Dead poetry
• Empire
• Start up


Option 2

Campidoglio


Option 3

Theme: Startling Sci-Fi
Customer: New Lit Salon Press
Deadline: 31 August 2014
Boundaries: 1,000 to 3,000 words
Info: http://newlitsalonpress.com/open-call-startling-sci-fi/

OR

Theme: A Grimm Life
Customer: Tacitus Publishing
Deadline: 31 August 2014
Boundaries: 1,500 to 5,000 words
Info: http://www.tacituspublishing.com/anthologies.html


Option 4

Anything you like.
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Jul. 28th, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #550 (28th July 2014)

Option 1 :

• No return
• Planet of…
• Cloud
• At sea
• Toy boy


Option 2

Una ninfa


Option 3

Theme: Body and mind
Customer: Liars’League
Deadline: 30 August 2014
Boundaries: 800 to 3,000 words
Info: http://www.liarsleaguenyc.com/blog/submitting-to-liars-league-nyc.html

OR

Theme: Strong Female Lead
Customer: Helen Magazine
Deadline: 31 August 2014
Boundaries: 500 to 5,000 words
Info: http://www.helenpresents.com/submit/submission-guidelines/

BONUS (For fun):

http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2014/07/25/flash-fiction-challenge-a-story-in-three-sentences/


Option 4

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Jul. 21st, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #559 (21st July 2014)

Option 1 :

• Flesh wounds
• Melon
• Stockholm syndrome
• Spurious correlation
• Scratching posts


Option 2

Via Veneto


Option 3

Theme: resistance
Customer: Slice
Deadline: 1 august 2014
Boundaries: up to 5,000 words
Info: http://www.slicemagazine.org/submit-your-work/#.U8yjwMrDUrg

OR

Theme: Discover
Customer: Sprout Magazine
Deadline: 15 August 2014
Boundaries: 200 to 1,000 words
Info: http://www.sproutonlinemagazine.com/p/guidelines.html


BONUS FOR FUN ONLY:

Theme: Superheroes Plus
Customer: Terribleminds
Deadline: 25 August 2014
Boundaries: 1,000 words
Info: http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2014/07/18/flash-fiction-challenge-superheroes-plus/

(I recommend reading the blog)


Option 4

Play with this toy to generate a spurious connection (or use one already listed:) http://tylervigen.com/
Write that story
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Jul. 14th, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #558 (14th July 2014)

Option 1 :

• unambiguous route
• National day
• Hero rats
• Dark paint
• Hidden in Shoreditch


Option 2

Petrolio


Option 3

Theme: Fifty miles west of Bloomington lies Hillsboro, a monument to middle-class malaise.
Customer: the First line
Deadline: 1st August 2014
Boundaries: 300 to 5,000 words
Info: http://www.thefirstline.com/submission.htm

OR

Theme: Disappear
Customer: Halfway Down the Stairs
Deadline: 1 August 2014
Boundaries: 5,000 words or fewer
Info: http://www.halfwaydownthestairs.net/index.php?action=submissions


Option 4

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Jul. 7th, 2014

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leatherdykeuk

Challenge #557 (7th July 2014)

Option 1

• class
• leprous pustules
• a tray of berries
• fetching the doctor
• magpie cackles


Option 2

26-06-2014 (1)

Option 3

Theme: East End Tales
Customer: Brick Lane
Deadline: August 30, 2014
Boundaries: up to 5,000 words
Info: http://www.bricklanepublishing.com/story-contest

OR

Theme: Fall Literary Competition
Customer: Tethered by Letters
Deadline: July 15th, 2014
Boundaries: 1,000 to 7,500 words or flash fiction
Info: http://moonmagazine.org/submission-guideline/
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Jun. 30th, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #556 (30th June 2014)

Option 1 :

• Murder
• Most magical
• Hawaiian shirt
• Unreasonable
• Whose child?


Option 2

Metro Piazza di Spagna


Option 3

Theme: Paranormal adventures
Customer: Penumbra
Deadline: 1st August
Boundaries: up to 3,500 words
Info: http://penumbraezine.blogspot.it/p/submissions.html

OR

Theme: The soul of the world: Wild intelligence
Customer: The MOON
Deadline: 26 August 2014
Boundaries: Maximum 5,000 words
Info: http://moonmagazine.org/submission-guideline/


Option 4

http://io9.com/bear-falls-through-skylight-into-party-then-eats-all-t-1596351926
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Jun. 23rd, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #555 (23rd June 2014)

Option 1 :

• Street art
• Discontent
• A box of curiosities
• Moment passed
• Friction


Option 2

Metro Piazza di Spagna


Option 3

Theme: Forest Creatures
Customer: Bohemia
Deadline: 15 July 2014
Boundaries: up to 1,300 words
Info: http://www.bohemia-journal.com/guidelines

OR

Theme: Sweet Dreams & Night Terrors
Customer: Horrified Press
Deadline: 15 July 2014
Boundaries: from 1,000 to 6,000 words
Info: http://horrifiedpress.wordpress.com/open-for-submissions/


Option 4

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Jun. 16th, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #554 (16th June 2014)

Option 1 :

• Torched souls
• Blame it on…
• Thunderstorm
• Annika went to the market
• Repeat

Option 2


Piazza Navona


Option 3

Theme: Undercurrents of Fear
Customer: Horrified Press
Deadline: 15 July 2014
Boundaries: from 1,000 to 6,000 words
Info: http://horrifiedpress.wordpress.com/open-for-submissions/

OR

Theme: Neon and Blood
Customer: Horrified Press
Deadline: 15 July 2014
Boundaries: from 1,000 to 6,000 words
Info: http://horrifiedpress.wordpress.com/open-for-submissions/


Option 4

“The future has strong hands, a sincere smile and incredibly long lashes.” - Eleonora Baldwin

AND...
For those of you who signed up for the round robin of challenge 547:. Reminder – Deadline is 28 June 2014
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Jun. 9th, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #553 (9th June 2014)

Option 1 :

• Insects
• Sore neck
• Angry bird
• Chocolate
• Confusion


Option 2

Teatro di Marcello


Option 3

Theme: Lewis Carroll
Customer: Penumbra
Deadline: 1st July 2014
Boundaries: up to 3,500 words
Info: http://penumbraezine.blogspot.it/p/submissions.html

OR

Theme: Bio Hazard
Customer: Horrified Press
Deadline: 15 July 2014
Boundaries: from 1,000 to 6,000 words
Info: http://horrifiedpress.wordpress.com/open-for-submissions/


Option 4

A previous prompt. Please reference the challenge number and what the prompt was.

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For those of you who signed up for the round robin of challenge 547:. Reminder – Deadline is 28 June 2014
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Jun. 2nd, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #552 (2nd June 2014)

Option 1 :

• Dead end
• Festivities
• A field of flowers
• Monster
• Forgetting


Option 2

Joan of Arc at Sant"Alessio


Option 3

Theme: Tales Of Steampunk Southeast Asia
Customer: Rosarium Publishing
Deadline: 30 June 2014
Boundaries: 2,500 to 9,000 words
Info: http://rosariumpublishing.com/rosarium-the-sea-is-ours.html

OR

Theme: To Hell with Dante
Customer: Martinus Publishing
Deadline: 30 June 2014
Boundaries: 1,000 to 10,000 words
Info: http://www.martinus.us/subs.html


Option 4

Open a dictionary, an encyclopaedia, or a book from your bookshelves to any page; choose a word, and write it down. Repeat this nine times. Write a story or a poem with all the words collected. List your words at the top of the entry.


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For those of you who signed up for the round robin of challenge 547:. Reminder – Deadline is 28 June 2014
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May. 26th, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #551 (26th May 2014)

Option 1 :

• United
• Victory
• Green almonds
• Rusks
• Black coat

Option 2

Little Atlas


Option 3

Theme: Defying Conventional Wisdom
Customer: The MOON
Deadline: 26 June 2014
Boundaries: Maximum 5,000 words
Info: http://moonmagazine.org/submission-guideline/

OR

Theme: Analogue and digital
Customer: Liars’League
Deadline: 30 June 2014
Boundaries: 800 to 3,000 words
Info: http://www.liarsleaguenyc.com/blog/submitting-to-liars-league-nyc.html


Option 4






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