A new FaithWriters Writing Challenge quarter is upon us! The first topic, “Black Sheep of the Family,” was announced last Thursday – and you still have a few days to get an entry in. And there are nine more topics after that before our break.

The Writing Challenge is a great way to learn to write to a word count, a topic, and a deadline – and to get some feedback on your entries. Lots of people (myself included!) have grown tremendously as a writer through faithfully entering the challenge. So give it a try – or come on back!

Not familiar with the Writing Challenge, or need a refresher?

  • *Gold and Platinum members may enter – though silver members get four credits total to enter (a chance to try it out before upgrading their membership if they’d like – click here to do so)
  • *A new topic is presented on Thursday mornings at 11am NY time, and you have until the following Thursday at 10:59 am NY time to enter your piece.
  • *Your entry must be between 150 and 750 words and must be conceived and written after the topic is announced. Entries may be in any style or genre, and they do not need to be overtly Christian in message. However, they should at least reflect a Christian outlook and should not be overly violent or sensual.
  • The best entry in each level for the entire 10-week quarter will receive a $50 cash prize at the end of the quarter (four prizes total)

Want more details? Check out the submission rules, guide for choosing a level, the main challenge page, and/or the Writing Challenge forums.

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