The Writer's Workout produces not one but two anthologies annually. The first, 72 Hours of Insanity, does its best to contain the greatness of the winning Writer's Games entries. You can find more information on the series of Writer's Games anthologies here.
The second is a themed anthology. The theme, word count guidelines, and structure for this anthology vary. Anyone may submit work to this anthology provided it meets the theme and length guidelines and is within the anthology deadline.
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Toybox, noun. The place where the toys live.
Tales from the Toybox
The Writer's Workout Toybox has opened and memories abound. What have the toys within experienced?
Create a tale for children (up to aged 12) that features a toy in a prominent role.
Submissions for Tales from the Toybox must be between 1,000-10,000 words and submitted to email@example.com. Submissions not following the formatting guide will not be accepted.
Stories targeted to children older than 12 or which do not prominently feature a toy will not be accepted.
Deadline: This anthology is CLOSED
Proceeds from the sale of Tales from the Toybox will benefit The Writer's Workout, providing prizing and the means to produce competitions, workshops, and other group activities. Your submission to this anthology is a donation of your skill and we appreciate your time, generosity, and talent.
Tales from the Cliff
A story doesn’t always have to end with a character completing their journey. Often, a story can end with suspense and uncertainty.
Cliffhangers, love them or hate them, are a huge part of literary tradition. Usually, there's a resolution in the sequel, but what if there isn't? Take a look inside and find out what happens when a finished tale ends in cliffhanger!
Proceeds from the sale of Tales from the Cliff will benefit The Writer's Workout, providing prizing and the means to produce competitions, workshops, and other group activities. Your purchase of this anthology is a donation to help writers of all genres around the world. The Writer's Workout appreciates your time, generosity, and talent.