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!

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.


  1. Count me in! This sounds like a terrific challenge!

  2. Welcome aboard, Suko! I'm hoping this will be fun for everyone who takes part. Please help spread the word. Thanks.

  3. Count me in too!
    I will definitely write a post on this soon and leave the link.

  4. Welcome aboard, Veens. I'm glad you've decided to join us. I'll set up a post for the first stories on March 20.

  5. This sounds great. A nice short challenge and I have oodles of short stories to read. Count me in! I will post a link to my blog as soon as I get a page set up for this challenge.

  6. Following the lead of Suko I am joining in and will be posting my first review in a day or so-on Gogol's The Overcoat-

  7. I'd like to welcome everyone who is signing up! Be sure to post your short stories read in the week you read them and leave a link to your reviews!
    If you don't have a blog, leave a short review on the weekly post.

  8. Hooray! I just found this today and saw that I could still sign up. I need this jump start for getting to the many short stories I've been wanting to read. Thanks!

  9. Im so happy you extended the challenge since I just found (and signed up) today! thanks!

  10. Thanks for extending the deadline. I'm joining the challenge.