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!

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!


  1. Hello. I got hooked on short stories last year, so am really happy to join in a 3-month challenge!

  2. I posted a page with ALL current reading challenges. Let me know if you want me to add any other information about yours. I hope it brings even more readers to your challenge!
    Reading Challenges.

    Rachelle (Bibliobabe)

  3. I justed posted by review of "The Overcoat", by Nikolai Gogol-The Overcoat

  4. My post for the short story "A Bargain With Death" by Hywela Lyn is at

  5. Thanks so much, Rachelle, for posting this challenge on your site. I really appreciate it!

  6. My first post:

    I hope others will have a chance to stop by. :)

  7. My 1st post:

  8. Here's my second story for the week:

  9. I am starting to get more an appreciation for the short story as an art form-I just read Herman Melville's best short story

    Bartleby, The Scrivener by Herman Melville