March 20 - June 20, 2010

March 20 - June 20, 2010

This is the “Spring into Short Stories” challenge. The goal is to read some of those short stories many of us have gathering wool on our shelves or downloaded on our computers, such as the many I personally have saved.

The stories can be included within an anthology or stand alone.

Here are the rules:

1. The story must be less than 50 pages.

2. The story can be any genre.

That’s pretty simple, isn’t it? So, as you can see, there isn’t a lot of work to this challenge.

Anyone who wishes to participate must sign up by March 19 to be eligible for the prize drawing. However, you can join in at any time during the challenge.

Here’s how to get started:

1. Become a follower of this blog.

2. Add a comment to the sign-up post letting me know you’re participating.

Once you begin reading your stories, do a short review on your own blog, then add a comment and link at the end of the post here under the appropriate week.

For those who would like to participate but don't have a blog, you can leave a short review here.

** UPDATE: Since we've had a couple people join the challenge the last couple days, I've decided to extend the deadline for being eligible for the drawing to April 1!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

We Have a Winner!

The winner of the Spring into Short Stories Challenge drawing is ...


I also am giving honorable mentions to Mel U, Suko and Karen.

So if you all send me your snail mail address to: reading_frenzy at yahoo dot com, I will put together some little prize packages. I will mail them out after the 4th of July holiday because I am going to be gone for a week, but have no fear ... they will eventually show up!

Thanks to all of you for participating in my challenge. It was lots of fun, even though I didn't get to read as many short stories as I would have liked. I'll have to come up with another challenge sometime in the future!

Sunday, June 20, 2010


The Spring into Short Stories challenge is completed and I really enjoyed reading the reviews you all posted! I will draw a winner before the end of the week.

Week 13

June 14 to June 20

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Week 12

June 7 to June 13

Friday, May 28, 2010

Week 11

May 30 to June 6

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Week Ten

May 23 to May 29

Week Nine

May 16 to May 22

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Week Eight

May 9 to May 15

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Week Seven

May 2 to May 8

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Week Six

April 25 to May 1

Friday, April 16, 2010

Week Five

April 18 to April 24

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Week Four

April 11 to April 17

Friday, April 2, 2010

Week Three

April 4 to April 10

Friday, March 26, 2010

Week Two

March 27 to April 2 short stories and reviews
Post your short story reviews for the second week here!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Week One

March 20 to March 26 short stories and reviews
Post your short story reviews for the first week here!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Let's Get Started!

To begin participating in the challenge, become a follower (see sidebar on right) and leave a comment on this post.
Remember, to be eligible for the prize drawing at the end of the challenge, you must sign up by March 19.