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Oct. 13th, 2014

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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

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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. 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.


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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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






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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May. 19th, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #550 (19th May 2014)

Option 1 :

• No entry
• Fellow prisoner
• Brioche
• Riot
• Nuclear wastes


Option 2

Penumbra


Option 3

Theme: Fifty Shades of Green
Customer: Gardenshorts
Deadline: 15 June 2014
Boundaries: 1,200 to 6,000 words
Info: http://www.gardenshorts.com/fifty-shades-of-green.html

OR

Theme: Wild Wood
Customer: Thirteen Press
Deadline: 10 June 2014
Boundaries: from 1,000 to 6,000 words
Info: http://horrifiedpress.wordpress.com/open-for-submissions/


Option 4

Anything you like.

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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May. 12th, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #549 (12th May 2014)

Option 1 :

• Memorial
• Testing
• High sea
• Doorway
• Encore


Option 2




Option 3

Theme: MALICE…The desire to do evil
Customer: Sinister Saints
Deadline: 29 May 2014
Boundaries: from 1,000 to 6,000 words
Info: http://horrifiedpress.wordpress.com/rogue-planet-press/

OR

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


Option 4

Pick 3 stories from Google News. Using only words that occur in the first 3 paragraphs of each story, make a poem with 3 stanzas, 3 lines each, no more than 60 characters per line. The 3-word title should use a word from each story.
(Source: http://3by3by3.blogspot.it/ )


OR

For those who opted, continuation of the Round Robin
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May. 5th, 2014

klimt

smwright

MM Cut

Okay, MM. The cut is complete. If you have been cut for non-posting and wish to rejoin, please wait one month then post to the thread, click to rejoin, and remember the posting rules.

For all new MM this month, welcome! Please remember to post at minimum one one-hundred-word story or poem each month to maintain your membership (and comment on other stories/poems posted). You must tag your posts for me to be able to track that you have posted. I can't search every post for every member each month. Thank you.

Cuts this month include the following:

akatsuki210
chalkitalkie
jessie_argent
lilian_cho
losthylianfaery
wannabeking
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spacedlaw

Challenge #548 (5th May 2014)

Option 1 :

• Unexpected salvation
• Mail
• Massage
• Making provisions
• Queuing up


Option 2




Option 3

Theme: Dark Fairy Tales Revisited
Customer: Horrified Press
Deadline: 20 May 2014
Boundaries: from 1,000 to 4,000 words
Info: http://horrifiedpress.wordpress.com/open-for-submissions/

OR

Theme: Cursed Curiosities
Customer: Barbwire Butterfly
Deadline: 29 May 2014
Boundaries: from 1,000 to 6,000 words
Info: http://horrifiedpress.wordpress.com/rogue-planet-press/


Option 4

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


AND...
For those of you who signed up for the round robin of last week, that continues.
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Apr. 28th, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #547 (28th April 2014)

Option 1 :

• Self worshipping god
• Armchair traveller
• Hidden income
• Fixed grin
• Anything you want


Option 2




Option 3

Theme: Barbarians of the Red Planet
Customer: Rogue Planet Press
Deadline: 10 May 2014
Boundaries: from 1,000 to 7,000 words
Info: http://horrifiedpress.wordpress.com/rogue-planet-press/

OR

Theme: 50 Comrades Of Red
Customer: Red Pep Communications
Deadline: 15 May 2014
Boundaries: From 750 to 3,216 words
Info: http://peppeppublications.blogspot.it/2013/05/now-open-50-comrades-of-red.html


Option 4

THIS IS A ROUND ROBIN EXERCISE(which I thought would be interesting to do as a group):

Theme: Taking Submissions: Spawned from the Social Networks
Deadline: 28 June 2014
Boundaries: from 1,000 to 4,000 words
STEP 1: PICK YOUR TEAM FROM YOUR LIST OF ON-LINE FRIENDS (up to five contributors per story). YOU ARE IT. First five names get to play. Respond to this prompt if you are interested.
STEP 2: PICK A NAME FOR YOUR TEAM. MUSEMUGGERS seems adequate enough.
STEP 3: DECIDE WHO WILL WRITE PART ONE, TWO ETC.
STEP 3 AND A HALF: WRITE
STEP 4: TITLE THE STORY. THEN SUBMIT, TOGETHER WITH THE AUTHOR’S NAMES ABOVE EACH SEGMENT, USING YOUR TEAM NAME.
Info: http://horrifiedpress.wordpress.com/open-for-submissions/
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Apr. 21st, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #546 (21st April 2014)

Option 1 :

• Abandoned church
• Winter beach
• Blue
• Strawberries
• An alley


Option 2




Option 3

Theme: Possession
Customer: Halfway down the stairs
Deadline: 1st May 2014
Boundaries: up to 5,000 words
Info: http://www.halfwaydownthestairs.net/index.php?action=submissions

OR

Theme: Torched
Customer: Nocturnal Press Publications
Deadline: 15 May 2014
Boundaries: from 3,000 to 7,000 words
Info: http://www.npuniverse.com/open-calls/


Option 4

Play with one of these Oulipian prompts http://www.foundpoetryreview.com/category/oulipost/
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Apr. 14th, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #545 (14th April 2014)

Option 1 :

• Souvenir
• A thousand tiny paper cuts
• Plus seven
• Stress
• Fault line


Option 2




Option 3

Theme: The rising of the waters
Customer: The Dark Mountain Project
Deadline: 4th May 2014
Boundaries: up to 6,000 words
Info: http://dark-mountain.net/blog/the-rising-of-the-waters-a-call-for-submissions-for-dark-mountain-book-6/

OR

Theme: Historical fiction competition
Customer: Writers and Artists
Deadline: 11 May 2014
Boundaries: up to 1,000 words
Info: https://www.writersandartists.co.uk/competitions


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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Apr. 8th, 2014

klimt

smwright

MM Cut

Okay, MM. The cut is complete. If you have been cut for non-posting and wish to rejoin, please wait one month then post to the thread, click to rejoin, and remember the posting rules.

For all new MM this month, welcome! Please remember to post at minimum one one-hundred-word story or poem each month to maintain your membership (and comment on other stories/poems posted). You must tag your posts for me to be able to track that you have posted. I can't search every post for every member each month. Thank you.

Cuts this month include the following:

girlandlaptop
hmcoyne

Apr. 7th, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #544 (7th April 2014)

Option 1 :

• Nowhere
• Loose tooth
• Pasta jewellery
• Nowhere to go
• White


Option 2




Option 3

Theme: Why would anyone enchant that?
Customer: Unsettling wonder
Deadline: 1st May 2014
Boundaries: up to 3,000 words
Info: http://www.unsettlingwonder.com/submissions/

OR

Theme: Landscape
Customer: Whisperings Magazine
Deadline: 2nd May 2014
Boundaries: from 330 to 7,500 words
Info: http://mountaintalespress.com/submission-writers-artist-photographers-chapbook-dimenovel/


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.
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Mar. 31st, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #543 (31st March 2014)

Option 1 :

• Birthday
• Haircut
• Broken disc
• Storm the embassy
• No man’s land



Option 2




Option 3

Theme: Pandora’s box
Customer: Timeless Tales Magazine
Deadline: 30 April 2014
Boundaries: up to 2,000 words
Info: http://www.timelesstalesmagazine.com/#!submissions/c1vmu

OR

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


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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Mar. 24th, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #542 (24th March 2014)

Option 1 :

• Hugs
• A visit
• Three birds
• Anonymous
• Cake


Option 2




Option 3

Theme: Personal Sound Tracks
Customer: The Raven Chronicles
Deadline: 15 April 2014
Boundaries: 3,000 to 4,500 words
Info: http://ravenchronicles.org/raven/rvsubm.html

OR

Theme: Steampunk and Victoriana
Customer: Tigershark Publishing
Deadline: 15 April 2014
Boundaries: up to 5,000 words (preferred 1,000 to 3,000)
Info: http://tigersharkpublishing.blogspot.co.uk/p/future-issues.html


Option 4

Come and play?
That’s your challenge:
http://www.boktormagazine.be/Boktor-04-The-Potential-Lives-of-Suzy-Miller
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Mar. 17th, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #541 (17th March 2014)

Option 1 :

• A fragile mind
• Chess
• Thank you
• Who are you?
• Not my government


Option 2




Option 3

Theme: Epistolary
Customer: Sugared Water
Deadline: 1st April 2014
Boundaries: 1,000 words for Prose (up to 3 pieces) – up to 5 poems
Info: https://sugaredwatermagazine.wordpress.com/

OR

Theme: Pain
Customer: Penumbra
Deadline: 1 April 2014 to 1 June 2014
Boundaries: maximum 3,500 words
Info: http://penumbraezine.blogspot.it/p/submissions.html


Option 4

Write a lipogram, i.e. a text that excludes one or more letters of the alphabet. The more letters are excluded the more challenging!
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Mar. 10th, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #540 (10th March 2014)

Option 1 :

• Cut branches
• A prayer
• Pairing
• Air prison
• Blossom


Option 2




Option 3

Theme: Small Town Futures
Customer: Chupa Cabra House
Deadline: 1st April 2014
Boundaries: 2,000 to 9,000 words
Info: http://main.chupacabrahouse.com/search/label/submissions

OR

Theme: Picture prompts
Customer: Unfettered
Deadline: 14 April 2014
Boundaries: 1,500 to 2,500 words
Info: http://the7thworld.com/unfettered/contact/

(with thanks to akatsuki210 for the prompt)


Option 4

A previous prompt. Please reference the challenge number and what the prompt was.
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Mar. 3rd, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #539 (3rd March 2014)

Option 1 :

• Revolution
• A brand new you
• Cluttered closets
• Blind tasting
• Poll


Option 2





Option 3

Theme: Science and the erotic
Customer: Potroast
Deadline:16 March 2014
Boundaries: up to 500 words
Info: http://potroast.co.nz/submission-guidelines/

OR

Theme: The writing life
Customer: Kazka Press
Deadline: 20 March 2014
Boundaries: 500 to 1,000 words
Info: http://www.kazkapress.net/713flashfiction


Option 4

Use this article or the works it refers to as your prompt:
http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/08/17/goethe-theory-of-colours/
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Feb. 24th, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #538 (24th February 2014)

Option 1 :

Organ failure
Out of my mind
Children’s book
Heart attack
Wind


Option 2





Option 3

Theme: Fire
Customer: Whitefish Review
Deadline: 15 March 2014
Boundaries: up to 5,000 words
Info: http://www.whitefishreview.org/submit.htm

OR

Theme: Malicious Malpractices
Customer: Alter Horror
Deadline: 14 March 2014
Boundaries: 2,500 to 7,000 words
Info: http://alterhorror.webs.com/apps/forums/topics/show/12131588-malicious-malpractices-submissions-are-open


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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Feb. 17th, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #537 (17th February 2014)

Option 1 :

• Gallop
• Snow bound
• Stone dragon
• Aubergine
• Chocolate


Option 2




Option 3

Theme: Magically Unreal
Customer: Windmills Literary Zine
Deadline: 1 March 2014
Boundaries:Poetry: up to 50 lines; Prose: maximum 1,000 words
Info: http://www.deakin.edu.au/arts-ed/imagine/submissions.php

OR

Theme: Isolation
Customer: Penumbra
Deadline: 1 April 2014
Boundaries: maximum 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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Feb. 10th, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #536 (10th February 2014)

Option 1 :

• Summertime sadness
• No more charming
• Take it from there
• Almond blossoms
• Phone call


Option 2



Option 3

Theme: The printer's out of ink
Customer: Thema
Deadline: 1st March 2014
Boundaries: Fewer than 20 double-spaced pages
Info: http://themaliterarysociety.com/submissions.html

OR

Theme: Southern Fried Freak Show
Customer: The Were traveler
Deadline: 28 March 2014
Boundaries: 100 up to 2,500 words
Info: http://theweretraveler.wordpress.com/call-for-submissions/


Option 4


Pick 3 stories from Google News. Using only words that occur in the first 3 paragraphs of each story, make a poem with 3 stanzas, 3 lines each, no more than 60 characters per line. The 3-word title should use a word from each story.
(Source: http://3by3by3.blogspot.it/ )
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Feb. 3rd, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #535 (3rd February 2014)

Option 1 :

• Blind fish
• Surrealism
• Waiting
• A curse
• In a café

Option 2



Option 3

Theme: Insert Title Here
Customer: Fable Croft publishing
Deadline: 28 February 2014
Boundaries: 2,000 to 12,000 words
Info: http://fablecroft.com.au/about/submissions

OR

Theme: In the Cards (ADULT)
Customer: Forbidden Lust
Deadline: 1st march 2014
Boundaries: 10,000 to 20,000 words
Info: http://www.forbidden-lust.com/write-for-us.html


Option 4

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Jan. 27th, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #534 (27th January 2014)

Option 1 :

• No exit
• Herbal remedies
• Looking for a gift
• Baby shower
• Come back


Option 2

This is not quite what it seems


Option 3

Theme: Impossible is Nothing
Customer: Moon Magazine
Deadline: 24 February 2014
Boundaries: Less than 5,000 words
Info: http://moonmagazine.org/submission-guideline/

OR

Theme: Music
Customer: Crossed Genres Magazine
Deadline: 28 February 2014
Boundaries: 1,000 to 6,000 words
Info: http://crossedgenres.com/submissions/magazine/


Option 4

Anything could happen:
http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Ghost-ship-cannibal-rats-crash-Devon-coast/story-20487193-detail/story.html
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Jan. 20th, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #533 (20th January 2014)

Option 1 :

• Cat lover
• Compulsion
• Another road
• In the dark
• Death


Option 2

Space invader


Option 3

Theme: Journeys
Customer: Kazka Press
Deadline: 20 February 2014
Boundaries: 500 to 1,000 words
Info: http://www.kazkapress.net/713flashfiction

OR

Theme: Summer of Love
Customer: Bohemia
Deadline: 15 March 2014
Boundaries: up to 1,200 words
Info: http://www.bohemia-journal.com/guidelines


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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Jan. 13th, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #532 (13th January 2014)

Option 1 :

• Sea of ice
• One wave
• Listless
• Slightly mad
• Once upon a time

Option 2

Tre Cavalli


Option 3


Theme: Love in a Hi-Tech World
Customer: Passion beyond words
Deadline: 31 January 2014 (according to Duotrope – according to site 31 March)
Boundaries: 1,500 to 6,000 words
Info: http://www.passionbeyondwords.com/

OR

Theme: Setting Goals
Customer: Shade of Romance Magazine
Deadline: 1 February 2014
Boundaries: 500 to 1,500 words
Info: http://www.sormag.com/guidelines.htm


Option 4

Use any of the fact listed in this article to create your story/poem: http://tbo.com/ap/technology/50-things-we-know-now-we-didnt-know-this-time-last-year-20131229/
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Jan. 7th, 2014

klimt

smwright

MM Cut

Okay, MM. The cut is complete. If you have been cut for non-posting and wish to rejoin, please wait one month then post to the thread, click to rejoin, and remember the posting rules.

For all new MM this month, welcome! Please remember to post at minimum one one-hundred-word story or poem each month to maintain your membership (and comment on other stories/poems posted). You must tag your posts for me to be able to track that you have posted. I can't search every post for every member each month. Thank you.

Cuts this month include the following:

kandybar

Jan. 6th, 2014

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spacedlaw

Challenge #531 (6th January 2014)

Option 1 :

• Epiphany
• Return to sender
• Bitter
• Anorexia
• A dandy


Option 2

Edinburgh


Option 3


Theme: Coffee
Customer: Kind of a Hurricane Press
Deadline: 31 January 2014
Boundaries: Maximum 750 words
Info: http://www.kindofahurricanepress.com/p/somethings-brewing.html

OR

Theme: The Queen of the Sky Who Rules Over All the Gods: A Devotional Anthology in Honor of Bast.
Customer: Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Deadline: 30 January 2014 (according to Duotrope – 30 April according to site)
Boundaries: 100 to 10,000 words
Info: http://neosalexandria.org/bibliotheca-alexandrina/calls-for-submissions/the-queen-of-the-sky-who-rules-over-all-the-gods-a-devotional-anthology-in-honor-of-bast/


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.
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Dec. 30th, 2013

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spacedlaw

Challenge #530 (30th December 2013)

Option 1 :

• White wine
• Ear ache
• Sleeping animal
• Vapour
• New hopes


Option 2

prompt

Option 3

Theme:
Customer: Zona de carga/Loading Zone
Deadline: 21 January 2014
Boundaries: up to 6 pages (double spaced)
Info: http://www.zonadecarga.com/en/submissions.html

OR

Theme: Food
Customer: Crossed Genres Magazine
Deadline: 31 January 2014
Boundaries: 1,000 to 6,000 words
Info: http://crossedgenres.com/submissions/magazine/


Option 4

A previous prompt. Please reference the challenge number and what the prompt was.
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Dec. 23rd, 2013

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spacedlaw

Challenge #529 (23rd December 2013)

Option 1 :

• Freedom
• Rest in peace
• Rising sun
• Shakespeare
• Dissidents


Option 2

Edinburgh


Option 3

Theme: The Shadows Only Hide the Monsters: A Tribute to H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe.
Customer: The Were Traveler
Deadline: 15 January 2014
Boundaries: 100 up to 2,500 words
Info: http://theweretraveler.wordpress.com/call-for-submissions/

OR

Theme: Dreams
Customer: Kazka Press
Deadline: 20 January 2014
Boundaries: 500 to 1,000 words
Info: http://www.kazkapress.net/713flashfiction


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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Dec. 16th, 2013

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spacedlaw

Challenge #528 (16th December 2013)

Option 1 :

• Theme
• Another threat
• Denied pardon
• Auction
• Winter gale


Option 2

Font porn


Option 3

Theme: 3 x 7 = 21 (mini contest #22)
Customer: On the Premises
Deadline: 28 December 2013
Boundaries: 21 words
Info: https://onthepremises.submittable.com/submit

OR

Theme: Mysterious encounters
Customer: Whispering print
Deadline: 15 January 2014
Boundaries: 500 to 2,000 words
Info: http://whisperingprint.wordpress.com/2013/09/28/now-open-mysterious-encounters/


Option 4

Explore a (new to you) poetry form ( http://www.poetryfoundation.org/learning/glossary-terms?category=forms-and-types )
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Dec. 9th, 2013

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spacedlaw

Challenge #527 (9th December 2013)

Option 1 :

• Theme
• Another threat
• Denied pardon
• Auction
• Winter gale


Option 2

Fire gargoyle


Option 3


Theme: Vampires suck
Customer: Alternate Hilarities
Deadline: 1 January 2014
Boundaries: up to 6,000 words (500 to 1,500 – 2,000 to 6,000)
Info: http://www.strangemusingspress.com/p/vampires-suck.html

OR

Theme: Rock and Roll
Customer: Bohemia
Deadline: 15 January 2014
Boundaries: up to 1,200 words
Info: http://www.bohemia-journal.com/guidelines


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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Dec. 6th, 2013

klimt

smwright

MM Cut

Okay, MM. The cut is complete. If you have been cut for non-posting and wish to rejoin, please wait one month then post to the thread, click to rejoin, and remember the posting rules.

For all new MM this month, welcome! Please remember to post at minimum one one-hundred-word story or poem each month to maintain your membership (and comment on other stories/poems posted). You must tag your posts for me to be able to track that you have posted. I can't search every post for every member each month. Thank you.

Cuts this month include the following:

maikaiwai

Dec. 2nd, 2013

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spacedlaw

Challenge #526 (2nd December 2013)

Option 1 :

• All that you want
• Update
• Neck breaking
• Fingernail shells
• Monsters under the bed


Option 2

Abbazia di Montecassino


Option 3

Theme: 50 Comrades of Red
Customer: Pep Pep Publications
Deadline: 16 December 2013
Boundaries: 750 to 3,216 words.
Info: http://peppeppublications.blogspot.it/2013/05/now-open-50-comrades-of-red.html

OR

Theme: A Night at the Villa Diodati
Customer: Penumbra
Deadline: 1 January 2014
Boundaries: up to 3,500 words
Info: http://penumbraezine.blogspot.it/p/submissions.html


Option 4

Use this set of GIFs as your prompt: http://herebetrouble.tumblr.com/post/66995491421
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