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, June 9, 2010

Week 12

June 7 to June 13


  1. I have a new short story post:

  2. I posted on two of Roberto Bolano's translations

  3. It's really Week 13 now, but I don't want to forget to post this last offering to the Spring Into Stories Challenge. This is the first story in the collection The Poison Eaters by Holly Black called "The Coldest Girl in Coldtown". Here's the url:
    Thanks for having this challenge. I got back to reading short stories which is a favorite genre of mine.