7 Day Story Writing Challenge/ How To Register (Prize; £500)
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7 Day Story Writing Challenge/ How To Register (Prize; £500)

Globe Soup hosts a 7 DAY STORY WRITING CHALLENGE throughout the year. Each challenge runs for exactly 7 days. Before a new challenge begins, all those who have registered will be randomly divided into 12 GROUPS. Each group corresponds to a different GENRE.

When the challenge begins you will receive an email with your randomly assigned genre and the SECRET CHALLENGE THEME 💃💃


Eligibility for the 7 day story writing contest

  • Entry for the contest is free
  • The contest is open to anyone
  • There are no age restrictions

7 day story writing challenge

Submission Guidelines

  • All participants of the 7 day story writing challenge will receive the same theme.
  • Each participant will write a short story of no more than 2,000 words, inspired by the theme, written in the genre assigned to them.
  • You have exactly 7 days to write and submit your story.
  • Globe Soup will choose 12 finalists, one from each genre and an overall winner.
  • The winner of the challenge will receive £500.
  • When you receive the theme and your genre, it is up to you if you want to take part.
  • Once registered, you will be randomly assigned a genre each time a new challenge begins and there will be a new theme for each challenge.
  • Participants will be randomly assigned one of 12 possible genres. The genres for the challenge are DYSTOPIAN, CRIME, HISTORICAL, HORROR, ROMANCE, MAGICAL REALISM, THRILLER, EPISTOLARY, HUMOUR FANTASY, SCIENCE FICTION and PARANORMAL.
  • YOU MUST INCLUDE THE GENRE AT THE TOP OF THE FIRST PAGE OF YOUR STORY. Any entry received without the assigned genre clearly displayed on their story, will NOT get sent to the judges.

  • If you don’t feel inspired by the theme and genre you can wait for the next challenge! There is no need to re-register each time.
  • You can Register here

You can join the LOVE-TO-WRITE FACEBOOK GROUP to meet other writers taking part in the challenge, share ideas, get advice and when the challenge ends you can also take part in their feedback exchange on the group. The group allows  you to swap stories with other participants to give and receive.


Good Luck!

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