This is an Official ATS Short Story Writers Contest!
It is open to ALL members of ATS.
This area is a safe place for our 'mighty fine creative minds' to gather.
If you'd like to participate, know that the
Terms and Conditions
of your membership are strongly enforced. You are not in the
Mud-Pit. Profanity, Political baiting, Personal attacks, are not allowed or welcomed at all. Want to talk about something else? Then go to the other
forums here at ATS. We only discuss the stories in here written by YOU, the membership.
Your Entry Has to be Original Fiction & posted in it's own thread HERE in the Short
. Then in this contest thread, create a post with a link to your story. If you need any help with Spelling or Grammar-checking,
Word-Counting, and more please visit; Writer Tools; Spell Check and More
Your Story Should be written and edited with proper paragraphs.
We have noticed that stories copy & pasted from 'mobile devices' might lose
their formatting. Please review how it looks on the ATS Thread and add the proper editing (as you have only about 20 minutes to make
edits/corrections). This is a contest, no one wants to read a solid block of words.
"The END" needs to be at the bottom of your story,
it wont add to the wordcount.
You will be awarded "Writer" Status if you win 1st or 2nd in the non-writer category
, please add in your title 'non-writer'.
The contest will run from NOW to Saturday, January 1, 2022.
Any submissions after that date will be disqualified. A period of ONE WEEK after
the closing of the contest will be provided for reading & voting.
Contest Winners get to choose the next Contest Theme.
This contest theme is courtesy of our last winner AccessDenied, and is entitled; "TIS
THE SEASON" [TTS2022]
Tis The Season...
Now that does not just mean Christmas. It could be just winter. Or whatever people do in the beginning of the cold season.
Winter sports. Building a winter camp. Volunteering at a homeless shelter. Going on a hike looking for Bigfoot tracks in the snow....Season of my
Discontent. Fishing/Hunting. A Season to Harvest.
All kinds of stories can be written about this time of the year.
How you perceive this Season is entirely up to YOU!
RULES OF ENTRY (are simple)
* Entries must be original fiction. ATS members cannot be characters.
* Entries MUST include -TTS2022- in your Stories title. ( e.g. Remembering My First Snow -TTS2022- non-writer )
* No word-count limit (in this Current contest), but remember it is a 'SHORT STORY' Contest. Stories that run past the OP are accepted but no points
given for additional posts.
* You need to post a link to your story here in this contest thread so others know that you made up an entry.
* You must stay within the Terms and Conditions
WINNERS and SCORING
ATS "Writer" status, prizes as follows:
1st -- 5 Applause, and gets to choose the next contest theme (Repeat winners can choose to pass to another for the theme of a future contest).
2nd -- 3 Applause
3rd -- 1 Applause
non-writer will receive the following:
1st Place -- 3 Applause & Writer Status
2nd Place -- 2 Applause & Writer Status
3rd Place -- 1 Applause
How the Contestants get points to win all depends on you! You can give FLAGS to your favorite story and add STARS to your favorite stories opening
We then tally up the scores of 'Flags' (worth 2 points each). And 'Stars' in the opening post (worth 1 point each)
And that's it! Got a question? We're happy to try and answer anything about the
contests/rules etc. But ENJOY this new contest, GOOD LUCK, HAPPY READING and HAVE FUN!
Note: New OP contest format, image selection and artwork thanks to JohnnyAnonymous.
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