Entries can be in any written format – prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction – as long as they contain no more than 500 words. Each entry will be published as it arrives and we will endeavour to post results within a week of the closing date.
Winning entries will be decided on the basis of what the judges like best and their decision will be final. The winner of each monthly challenge will receive an interesting book of Waxings’ choice.
And just a reminder that the whole purpose of Waxings is to support each other as writers by providing encouragement and constructive feedback, so please take the time to read each month’s entries and tell us what you think in the comment boxes provided.
Send your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to suggest a theme or a book worthy of being a prize, please let us know at the same place.
Challenges so far:
‘speed’ – closes 1 May 2012 (AWST, GMT +8) (Prize: The War of Art: Break Through The Block And Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield)
‘intrigue’ - closed. 1 April 2012. Winner, Through The Glass Darkly by Gwen Angstrom (Prize: The Writing Life by Annie Dillard)
‘Breath’ – Closed 23 August 2011. Winner, Bated Breath by Kimberlee Akimoto. (Prize: The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers by Christopher Vogler)
‘Earth’ – Closed 4 July 2011. Winner, Tracery by Robin Rhyner (Prize: Self-Editing for Fiction Writers : How to Edit Yourself Into Print by Renni Browne and Dave King)