Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Westside Writers February 2012 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 him know you read the piece and what you thought of it. Here is an easy way to view challenge submissions: just click here.

UPDATE: Due to popular demand, we've extended the deadline on this challenge until 11:59pm (Pacific Time) on Wednesday 14 March 2012.

Here are the details:

What: Create a piece of short fiction with based on the following prompt:

It's a dark and stormy night...but the weather report (on TV, radio, internet, subspace news-links, whatever) says it's nice outside. Ahh...what's happening?

When: The deadline will be 11:59pm (Pacific Time) on Wednesday 29 Feb 2012 14 March 2012

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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