Calling All Creative Writers:
Join the 5th Annual Short Story Writing Challenge

If you’re not already an AutoCrit Member, you will automatically receive a Free AutoCrit account with additional resources to help you get your story done!

Challenge Yourself

Tuesday, May 7th – Tuesday, May 28th, 2024


Register for the challenge and join us on YouTube for weekly live streams throughout May.
It's 100% free and you'll even get your own Free Forever AutoCrit account.

Write Your Tale

We’ll provide the rules and the theme your story should follow. Then it’s time to get to thinking!

Learn & Revise

Watch our livestreams for extra motivation and support as we all write and edit our new short stories (max 5,000 words).

Win Prizes

All great efforts deserve a reward, which is why everyone who registers is automatically eligible to win prizes in our closing prize draw.

Additional Resources to Help You Win

Yours free when you register...

Got Questions?

Answers to common questions about the challenge.

No, and no. This challenge is open to everyone. There is no fee to join, and you don’t need to be an active AutoCrit member.

Yes. At the end of the challenge you will submit your story for potential inclusion in the trophy analogy. We’ll share all those details at the kickoff of the challenge!

Absolutely not. All our challenges are built to engage and inspire our community – that’s it. We make absolutely no claim to anything you create during the challenge.

No. All genres are welcome.


Stream 1: Tuesday, May 7th - 1pm Eastern US

Stream 2: Tuesday, May 14th - 1pm Eastern US

Stream 3: Tuesday, May 21st - 1pm Eastern US

Stream 4: Tuesday, May 28th - 1pm Eastern US

For the best benefit, we recommend you subscribe to the AutoCrit YouTube channel so you don't miss out on stream notifications.

Recordings will be available on YouTube if you miss a live session.

Register Now - It's Free!

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