Prompt to Publication | Marilize Roos

Today we’re celebrating Marilize Roos. Since 12 Short Stories started in 2017 we’ve seen many of our writers go on to publish and accomplish great things with their writing. The Prompt to Publication emails are all about celebrating these writers and their wonderful stories.  I hope these emails will help you and teach you how.. Read More Read More

Write the Crap Out of It and other short story writing advice by Mia Botha

  Write the Crap Out of It and other short story writing advice is available on Amazon. Buy the book and join the coolest writing community. Wouldn’t it be cool if you had all your favourite short story writing advice in one place so you can just Write the Crap Out of It? During 2017.. Read More Read More
12 Poems in 12 Month Prompt 6

Submit Your Sixth Poem For The 2020 Poetry Challenge Today

I will accept and approve posts for Blank from 24 June 2020, 8:00 (Johannesburg time | GMT +2:00), until 25 June 2020, 8:00 (Johannesburg time | GMT +2:00) on www.deadlinesforwriters.com Read More

Submit Your Sixth Short Story For 2020 Today

We’re halfway in the 12 Short Stories in 12 Months Writing Challenge for 2020! Your sixth short story is going up today. Remember to post one story on www.deadlinesforwriters.com and comment on four. I will accept and approve posts for It didn’t work (Word count: 1800 words) from 17 June 2020, 8:00 (Johannesburg time | GMT +2:00),.. Read More Read More

Submit Your Fifth Poem For The 2020 Poetry Challenge Today

It’s time to post your fifth poem in the 12 Poems in 12 Months Challenge. After the rigidity of a Villanelle it’s a relief to write something in free verse. Enjoy the poems and quality feedback. I will accept and approve posts for Taken from 27 May 2020, 8:00 (Johannesburg time | GMT +2:00), until 28.. Read More Read More

Submit Your Fifth Short Story For 2020 Today

Submit your fifth story for the 12 Short Stories in 12 Months Writing Challenge. To make the most of the writing community and to give and receive feedback on your stories you can share the link to your story on the 12SS Facebook Group.  Remember to post one story and comment on four. Destroy procrastination.. Read More Read More

Submit Your Fourth Poem For The 2020 Poetry Challenge Today

Did you write your fourth poem for 2020? A villanelle is not for the faint of heart that is for sure. I found this to be such a challenge, but I loved it in the end. It is a poetry challenge after all. I will accept and approve posts for Villanelle from 29 April 2020,.. Read More Read More

Submit Your Fourth Short Story For 2020 Today

After our longest story for 2020 we’ve just finished our second shortest story for this year’s writing challenge. I hope you enjoyed the added challenge of this short, short story. Remember to post one story and comment on four. Thank you for all the valuable feedback on our stories. Share the link to your story.. Read More Read More

Submit Your Third Poem For the 2020 Writing Challenge Today

Three cheers for our third poems. March is done and we’re well on our way in the 12 Poems in 12 Months Challenge. I am so glad you are part of this kind writing community. Remember submit one poem on the day of the deadline and read and comment on four poems. I will accept.. Read More Read More

Submit Your Third Short Story For 2020 Today

Third time lucky. Are you ready to post your short story for this month? The word count is our longest for the year and brings you closer to your goal of writing 12 Short Stories in 12 Months. I hope you made it. Remember post one short story, comment on four. Good luck for today... Read More Read More

The Keep Writing Challenge

Turn your worries into words with The Keep Writing Challenge One prompt per day coming your way.  The world is on its head and we’re all staying indoors as much as possible. Keeping busy helps me get through the long days and helps me deal with the worries. So, I’ve decided to keep busy by.. Read More Read More

Advice from the writers who’ve done it before | 12 Short Stories

This month is our longest story in the 12 Short Stories challenge. I had been planning this post to encourage you because it is the month when many writers dropout, but given our current circumstances I am so happy to share this with you. I hope it’ll inspire you to turn your worry into words... Read More Read More