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Register for the Destination Unknown Writing Challenge and Win Prizes!

Note: Prize winners will be drawn at random LIVE on Tuesday, June 16th.

Confirmation of entry registration should be sent to you by email. Please allow up to 30 minutes for delivery, and check your Spam or Promotions folder.


Register for the challenge and join the AutoCrit Author Community on Facebook. (Facebook group is optional, but recommended.)


We’ll confirm your entry by email and give you the first line to start your story (see the rules below)!


Between June 2nd and 16th, complete your story in 1,000 to 1,500 words. But watch out… there’s a fun twist coming!


Win awesome prizes including AutoCrit memberships and Amazon gift cards in our prize draw!

The Rules: Getting Started

Your opening line for the challenge is: "We'd reached the third day of our journey, and, to be honest, things weren't going well."

For this challenge, you must use the opening line that we’ve provided:

“We reached the third day of our journey and, to be honest, things were not going well.”

Start from there and create your own short story of between 1,000 and 1,500 words. Get creative and roll with the surprises. Beyond the first line, you’re free to take your story in any direction you wish.

We would recommend having your first draft ready by Tuesday, June 9th – because we’ll have a surprise of our own for you on that date.

This is, after all, Destination Unknown!

Simply being registered puts you in the running for our prize draw finale on Tuesday, June 16th, so don’t worry if you can’t quite finish during the challenge period.

It’s all about having fun, and you’ll still have a chance to walk away with a prize.

Following the finale, we’ll get together to share our stories inside the AutoCrit Author Community group, enjoy peer feedback, and no doubt have a blast seeing the imaginative directions this journey has taken.

Ready? Register now and start your engines!

“Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.”
– Mark Twain

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