Iron Writer

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Calling all ladies and lords of the page, be it paper or pixel! We seek those proficient in wielding their pen with precision to compete for the right to be titled a champion of genre literacy—known hereafter as an Iron Writer.
 
Brave souls, are you ready and willing to embark upon a year long competition that pits writer against writer each month? The danger is inherent… you may stumble over blocks, endure paper cuts or risk carpal tunnel… but the rewards will be worth it. 
 
Are you ready to fight for the cause of fiction and compete for infamy? Sign up if you dare. 

FOUR ELEMENTS

SEVEN DAYS

ONE CHAMPION

What is the Iron Writer challenge?

Every month writers will compete against each other, writing a flash fiction story of 1,000 words or less that uses four elements that will be revealed at the beginning of the competition. Writers will have seven days to complete their masterpiece, and then readers will be invited to vote on their favorite. The story with the most votes wins. In the event of a tie, the winners will face off in a Flash Battle to determine the winner. Monthly winners will compete quarterly, and quarterly winners will compete next year for the title of Iron Writer 2021.

CHALLENGE PHASES

CURRENT PHASE: PREP

Please excuse us while we prepare the arena for another round of Iron Writer. While we try to scrub ink out of the grass, please take this time to check your spell check and prime your pens.

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THE NEXT IRON WRITER CHALLENGE BEGINS ON JUNE 1, 2021

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A New Year of Iron Writer begins every June

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