WRITER'S GAMES 2021

Not your ordinary writing competition

The Writer's Workout is proud to present the

EIGHTH ANNUAL WRITER'S GAMES

 

The Writer's Games is a free competition designed to help each individual writer improve his or her craft at an accelerated rate. ​Every accepted entry receives honest, unbiased feedback from multiple sources. This is not an elimination challenge so every registered participant is eligible to win every Event regardless of past performance.

To meet federal licensing regulations, we cannot accept religious or political entries. By request from the judges, entries containing erotica or pandemic fiction will not be judged.

Judges are available in our Forum to answer your questions. 

Find submissions and formatting information below.

Registration for this portion will open June 1.

This portion's sponsors:

Duotrope, Premier Literary ServicesReedsy, and Winning Writers

Duotrope
Premier Literary Services
Reedsy Parrot
Winning Writers

Want to help? Donate here.

We appreciate your support! 

2021, Portion 1

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72 Hours of Insanity.

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Writer's Games, 2021

It's coming up quick, folks. Mark your calendars and set alarms for JUNE 1, when registration will open to the public. You can find the registration form linked just below. 

While you wait, have a look at the Rules and familiarize yourself with the submissions guidelines in the box below. You're invited to practice in the Mock Events, posted in our forum during the weekends of May 21 and 28

REGISTER HERE starting June 1.

If public registration is full, sign up for the waiting list. We'll let you know if we're able to make more spaces available. Registration is first come, first served, free, and open globally.

Please take a moment to thank and follow our sponsors on Twitter!

Duotrope: @duotrope

Premier Literary Services: @kuzitiz

Reedsy: @ReedsyHQ

Winning Writers: @winningwriters

Follow along with CoffeeQuills each week on Twitch as they livestream their Writer's Games experience!

twitch.tv/coffeequills/

CoffeeQuills is a veteran Gamer auditing the portion. Their entries are not scored.

Dropbox: add a file

To meet federal licensing regulations, 

we cannot accept religious or political entries.

By request from the judges, entries containing erotica or pandemic fiction will not be judged.

Unsolicited entries are not accepted. Click here for how it works.

Use our tools to your advantage! Check out the Event definition on our Tips & Events page.

Opt IN for emailed Event announcements here.

Opting in adds you to the Events mailing list only and does not secure registration.

Submissions & Formatting

Entries must meet the following general formatting requirements:

Arial or Times New Roman, size 10 or 12pt, black text only.

Single spaced

1" empty margins on all four sides

0.5" (12.7mm) or Tab indentations for all paragraphs

Do not use the spacebar for indentations.

Blank line for scene breaks

Do not include a secondary title of your entry.

 

Entries must include the proper Title Information at the start of the document, aligned left:

Name

Title of Entry

Event Name (this appears in all caps during the announcement)

Word Count

 

Entries not meeting the general formatting requirements lose points during judgement. Entries not including Title Information in the order listed above are disqualified.

These file types are accepted: .doc, .docx, .odt

Google Docs links must be set to "anyone with link can edit". Copy the link provided and paste it into an email. Do not attempt to add WW as an editor (Google permissions do not allow access through this method).

 

Email entries to submissions@writersworkout.net

OR use our DropBox by clicking "Add a file" above.

Judges are available in the Forum to help you.

Overall Winners, 2020

Portion 1

10th Place, Sean Fallon

9th Place, Chrissie Rohrman

8th Place, K.M. Shapiro

7th Place, Pamela Hellig

6th Place, Lauren Sibley

5th Place, Amber Felt

4th Place, Harvey Brown

3rd Place, Madeleine Pelletier

2nd Place, Lisa Fox

1st Place, Haley M. Hwang

Portion 2

10th Place, Andrea Goyan

9th Place, Sarah Perchikoff

8th Place, Lisa Fox

7th Place, Renée Boyer

6th Place, Ella Moon

5th Place, Emily Roth

4th Place, Chrissie Rohrman

3rd Place, CE Snow

2nd Place, Ej Sidle

1st Place, R.A. Clarke

Find out what goes into the production of one portion of The Writer's Games here and click the "Donate" button below. You can also check out our Donations page to find out how your donation supports this community.

The Writer's Workout is a registered 501(c)(3)

nonprofit organization.

 

The Writer's Games is a global competition so all genres, skill levels, and backgrounds are welcome. May the words flow to your victory.

Beloved Affiliates of The Writer's Workout:

Help spread the love of writing! Join our affiliates to see your organization here. For more information on each of our affiliates and sponsors, visit our Affiliates page

Contact us for details.

4theWords
4theWords
Almond Press
Almond Press
Duotrope
Duotrope
For Reading Addicts
For Reading Addicts
Premier Literary Services
Premier Literary Services
Reedsy
Reedsy
Relay Publishing
Relay Publishing
Support for Indie Authors
Support for Indie Authors
Winning Writers
Winning Writers
Write Hive
Write Hive

The Writer's Games (originally dubbed the NaNoGames) were the brainchild of Heather Glomb. The first Games took place in May, 2014, and set out to encourage creative writing. When they finished, the writers wanted more, and this group was born.

Neither The Writer's Workout nor the Writer's Games is affiliated with NaNoWriMo or its parent company, The Office of Letters and Light (OLL). All profits from the sale of Writer's Games volumes is donated to OLL with permission from registered participants.