Friday, November 11, 2011

Westside Writers 2011 Happy Holiday Challenge

Westside Writers, a writing critique group that meets in the Reedville area of Hillsboro, issues the following challenge to other Washington County writers. Create a piece of short fiction, post it on your blog or ours, and read some other local writers' work. Don't forget to leave the author a comment letting her know you read the piece and what you thought of it. Here is an easy way to view challenge submissions: just click here.

Enjoy and Happy Holidays from everyone at Westside Writers!

Here are the details:

What: Create a piece of short fiction (500 words maximum) with a happy theme centered around Christmas or another holiday of your choosing.

When: The deadline will be 11:59pm (Pacific Time) on Wednesday 21 Dec 2011

Who: Any resident of Washington County, Oregon or participant of a writers group that meets in Washington County, Oregon

Why: To have a bit of fun and share some of your writing with other Washington County writers and visitors to our blog (

How: Submissions can be made either by: 1) adding your story to your blog or website, then sending a link to that post or page to Please include a statement that you either live in Washington Co or attend a writers group in Washington Co, Oregon. OR 2) Email your submission to with a statement that it may be included on our blog (, include any identifying and copyright information you wish to have included on the blog post with your submission (name, web address or Twitter/Facebook/etc profile/name).

NOTE: Westside Writers may decide not to include your link or story if it doesn't meet any criteria listed in this post or if it violates our Taboo Topics as discussed on

If you have any questions, please comment or email

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