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Monthly Short Story Winner: Flash Fiction

Monthly Short Story Winner: Flash Fiction 

Postcard Fiction. Short, Short Stories. Micro Fiction. 500 words or less. This month, that’s all our entrants got. Wikipedia says that flash fiction ‘often contains the classic story elements: protagonist, conflict, obstacles or complications, and resolution.’ It adds that ‘the limited word length often forces some of these elements to remain unwritten – that is, […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Multiple Points of View

Monthly Short Story Winner: Multiple Points of View 

Multiple points of view can be tricky to write in full length novels. They are even harder in short stories. This month our entrants had to write a story containing more than one point of view. Short stories do not often have multiply POVs and it was quite challenging for our writers to fit more […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Fairy Tales

Monthly Short Story Winner: Fairy Tales 

Some are funny and silly. Some are dark and strange. But all of them have a morale, a (more or less fixed) narrative, and rules. This month’s short story contest features fairy tales. In fairy tales, numbers are important. It’s always three sons and the youngest is the smartest. There may be seven princesses but […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Mazes

Monthly Short Story Winner: Mazes 

Welcome back to our monthly writing contest winner post. This month our contest participants wrote stories about mazes. There were a lot of great entries, but before we look at the winner, here is the write up for the contest. Life can be very complex in the fantasy world. Characters are often presented with multiple […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Magic

Monthly Short Story Winner: Magic 

Welcome back to our monthly writing contest winner’s post. This month our contest participants wrote stories about one of the most common themes in fantasy: magic. There were a lot of great entries, but before we look at the winner, here is the write up for the contest. This month we’re going to head back […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Time Travel

Monthly Short Story Winner: Time Travel 

It’s time again to reveal the winner of our monthly short story contest. Each month we pick a theme and ask our members to write a story based on that theme. Anyone can join and anyone can vote for the winner. April’s contest theme was: Time Travel. This month we’re going to do something a […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: The City

Monthly Short Story Winner: The City 

Every month in the Fantasy-Faction forums we have a themed writing contest. It’s run throughout each month, and voting on the winner takes place across the month thereafter. Anyone can take part – it’s all a bit of fun, but as an added incentive, the winner will have their story posted here, on the main […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Paths

Monthly Short Story Winner: Paths 

Welcome back writers and readers! Last month was busy wasn’t it? Here at Fantasy-Faction we saw the last day of our Anthology Contest come and go. Amazingly, we received 1,734 entries in total! Now we have the pleasure of getting to read them all and try to figure out which six amazing stories make it into […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Poetry

Monthly Short Story Winner: Poetry 

Welcome back writers and readers! How was your May? I hope you enjoyed some lovely spring days, because it looks like summer has come early this year, at least in my area of the world. But despite the heat, we have a lot of cool contests to tell you about this month. First, and most […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Luck

Monthly Short Story Winner: Luck 

Hello everyone! I’m a little late with my article this month. I blame April. It didn’t give me adequate notice it was ending until May had already begun. Anyway, lots of things to talk about this month. Firstly a reminder, only two months left to enter the Fantasy-Faction Anthology Writing Contest! We’ve gotten a ton […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Secrets

Monthly Short Story Winner: Secrets 

Spring has sprung as the saying goes. And since spring is a time of new beginnings I thought we’d try something new for April’s writing contest. This month instead of writing a short story, we’re asking you to write a fantasy poem! But now I’m skipping ahead. Let’s start at the beginning. February’s theme was […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Mythical Creatures

Monthly Short Story Winner: Mythical Creatures 

Welcome back everyone! I hope you all had a great leap day. The Fantasy-Faction Anthology Contest is now in full swing!  The amount of entries coming in is amazing! If you were thinking about entering a short story, don’t worry there is still plenty of time. The contest closes on June 30th. But, if you were thinking […]

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