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Hey there!

This month, we're talking about retellings. Stay tuned to our blog and YouTube channel while we explore the many different ways to put a new spin on an old classic.

Read Retellings: Giving the Classics New Life on our blog.

Writer's Games Events begin June 10/11. That's right now!


If you love writing contests as much as we do, head over to our Contests page (in the Resources tab above) and check out some great picks from other communities.

In case you missed it, check out March's Plot-Driven Stories video.

Come talk with us on the forum, happy writing!



Back to Basics

Join us for this month's Back to Basics course! Izhan and Jake explain what a sympathetic antagonist is and how to make readers fall in love with yours.

Check out the Back to Basics page for past courses and our blog for transcripts.

If you've ever dreamed of reading your work aloud to an audience, reach out to Jake to be featured on our YouTube channel! 

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Our Pandemic

Starting April 1, we have an open call for first-hand accounts and tributes to people who helped us through the pandemic. Reflect on your personal struggles over the past two years; help others see they're not alone. Visit the Our Pandemic page here.

This anthology accepts Creative Nonfiction up to 7,500 words. 

You are welcome to include one picture with your piece. 

Submissions accepted through July 31.

Proceeds from the sale of Our Pandemic will be donated to Direct Relief, an organization providing medical supplies and services around the world. Please check out their amazing organization to learn more.

The Writer's Workout is not affiliated with Direct Relief. 

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Tales from the Deep

Exploring deep space or diving into the deepest oceans, you never know what you might find. This anthology asks writers to dig into the dark recesses and explore what's hidden. 



Poetry, up to 50 lines

Prose, up to 7,500 words

Open fiction genre*

Tales from the Deep is open to writers around the world through September 15.

Now you can submit your work through Duosuma!

Participants in The Writer's Games may submit pieces placing sixth or below in any Event. 

*Genre restrictions: The Writer's Workout will reject all religious, political, or erotic content.



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Tales from the Other Side


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72 Hours

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A note from our director

Hello fellow creative,

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