The 100-word Microfiction Challenge 2020 is underway and best of luck to the 7,600+ writers participating from around the world!


1st Round: Kickoff Email / Assignments / Results

2nd  Round: Kickoff Email / Assignments

Rules: Official Rules & Participation Agreement

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The 100-word Microfiction Challenge is a competition that challenges writers around the world to create very short stories (100 words max.) based on genre, action, and word assignments in 24 hours. In the 1st Round (May 8-9, 2020), writers are placed randomly in groups and are assigned a genre, action, and word assignment.  Writers have 24 hours to craft an original 100-word story (maximum) in their assigned genre, with the assigned action taking place, and incorporating the assigned word.  The judges choose a top 20 in each group to advance to the 2nd Round (June 26-27, 2020) where writers receive new assignments and again have 24 hours to craft original stories.  Judges select the top 10 writers in each group from the 2nd Round to advance to the Final Round of the competition taking place July 24-25, 2020 where writers will receive their final assignment of the competition.  Feedback from the judges is provided for every submission and there are thousands in cash and prizes for the winners.  Sound like fun?  Join the competition below and get ready for May 8th!


Registration is now closed.  We'll be announcing more challenges soon for 2020, so make sure to join our mailing list or follow us on facebook, twitter, or instagram to be the first to know.  Thank you and stay safe! 


While we send e-mails at the beginning of each round to all registered writers, many times e-mails go to junk mail folders, spam, or are blocked by servers for unknown reasons.  We recommend that everyone marks their calendars with the start dates of each round, especially the first challenge at 11:59PM EDT (New York time) on May 8, 2020, so that you know when to expect an e-mail!


  1st Round: May 8-9, 2020 Add to Calendar
  2nd Round: June 26-27, 2020 Add to Calendar
3rd Round: July 24-25, 2020 Add to Calendar



Not only does every writer receive feedback from the judges for every story that is submitted, but a special review forum is available for the participants to submit their stories for review from fellow writers throughout the competition.  Click here to visit the forums.













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