WRITER'S GAMES: Tips & Events
Use the menu below to jump to the selected section. It is recommended that you read the tips and hints to reap the most benefit from the competition. The list of possible Events is a good place to take notes.
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Writer's Games Tips & Hints
There are no bonus points awarded for "first received". Each Event lasts 72 hours, so take your time and make sure your entry says what you want it to, the way you want it to. If you rush your entry, it's probably not your best work. Submit work you are proud of, not something you threw together.
Edit your work. All submissions should be publication ready.
Pay close attention to your Title Information. Missing, misplaced, or incorrect Title Information will result in entry disqualification. Ask questions. If you read the FAQ and the Rules but still don't have an answer to your question, ask! The judges are available in the Forum to help you succeed.
Try to participate in all Events. The more Events you enter, the higher your Overall Score. The highest Overall Score wins!
Unreasonable demands will be met with the Wrath of Righting.
Be respectful of your fellow participants. Remember, there are all ages and cultures here.
Writer's Games Events List
The following Events may or may not appear during the Games. The judges determine which Events will take place in advance; this is a list of potential Events and general definitions. The Event announcement takes precedence; the definitions here are a guide for further explanation. Keep in mind, this list is not complete! One of the actual Events may not be listed here.
Writer's Games Prizes
Prizes for the 2020 Writer's Games are donated by the co-founders of The Writer's Workout and the judges.
Overall: Each of the top three winners overall receive a physical copy of the anthology for the Portion of their success.
Event: Each of the top five winners per Event are published in the Portion's anthology volume of 72 Hours of Insanity.
Submissions: Each entry submitted by a registered participant before the deadline receives critique from multiple judges, regardless of qualifying or placement status.