The #RRBC 90-Day Alpha / Omega (Beginning to End) ‘Short Story’ Writing Contest! #RWISA

The 90-Day, Alpha / Omega (Beginning to End) Short Story Writing Contest!



“TWO SHORTS & A SNORT” by RWISA Author, Jan Sikes

1st Place Runner Up: 



The rules of the contest are as follows:

*Beginning April 3, 2018 you will begin writing as many short stories as you’d like, from one, on up to as many good short stories as you can produce.  You will have until June 1, 2018 to complete the “writing” portion of your short story(ies).  **That’s two full months or 60 days of writing**

*From June 2nd until June 26th, you should be having your story(ies) edited, proofed, and formatted.  (That’s 25 days of editing, proofing, and formatting);

*From June 27th thru July 1st all stories should be prepared and uploaded to Amazon;

*No later than July 2, 2018 all stories should be available for purchase on Amazon.  Although you will be allowed to schedule your book for pre-orders no earlier than June 16th, it/they must be fully ready for purchase no later than July 2nd;

*All short stories should be from 1,000 to 7,500 words;

*For all members who complete the challenge, their books will go on to be vetted for a $100 cash prize for the BEST short story!  At the end of the contest, you will be asked to “gift” a Kindle e-book copy of your book(s);

*There is a $5/per title reading/entry fee;

*The absolute final day to fully register for entry (submitting entry fee for each submission and a registration form) into this writing contest/challenge is April 18, although the same rules and timelines will apply.  Now, the other challenge is that you should submit the fee for the number of short stories that you are CHALLENGING yourself to produce!  IF you think that you can only produce one good story, then register only one;  if you think you can churn off two or more, then you would submit the fees for that number.  Again, you are registering the number of shorts that you are challenging yourself to write in this span of time;

* This contest is open to any and all RRBC members who would like to participate.

*Winning entry and runner-ups will be announced on September 2, 2018.

This announcement is being made on April 1st so that everyone can begin formulating and writing their stories around the same time;

This contest will serve two very important purposes:

*It will give those members who are suffering writer’s block the chance to push themselves into some writing.  Although it might not be the exact writing project you had in mind, this will force you to exercise your writing muscles.  Remember, to stay relevant and remembered in this game, you must keep feeding the monster (otherwise known as your reading audience);

*It will give way to a whole new bank of reading material for our upcoming WRITERS’ CONFERENCE & BOOK EXPO!  Those who haven’t published in a while will be proud to show that they have given birth to a new (or even a few) book baby(ies)!

C’mon, RRBC! Let’s add some new reads to our catalog!!!


Submitting the form below merely registers you for the challenge/contest.  You don’t need to submit the name of your short story as you may not have a title yet.  But, you will need to submit a $5 entry fee per the number of titles you feel that you will be able to produce.  Please be sure of your commitment to this challenge as fees are non-refundable.  If you’re sure that you can produce one, submit one;  if you’re committed to submitting more than one – go for it! 

Click HERE to pay your $5/per title reading/entry registration fee.




29 responses

  1. […] I am astounded to learn that my collection of short stories, “Two Shorts and a Snort” won the GRAND PRIZE in the #RRBC 90-day Alpha/Omega short story writing challenge!! […]


  2. Oh my goodness!! I just now saw this. I am BLOWN away! Completely blown away! In fact, I’m speechless. And humbled!

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    1. Congratulations !!!! So pleased for you, Jan.


  3. Shirley Harris-Slaughter | Reply

    My two shorts are on the way. I’m late but its better than never. Going through and checking the formatting issues and then I will publish shortly.


  4. I did it!! I finished the challenge and my book, “Two Shorts and a Snort” is up on Amazon!! I hope you enjoy the snippets.


  5. sskipper4747 | Reply

    I’m in.

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  6. *crosses fingers*

    I suppose we’ll see. I have only half of an idea. I’ll give it my best shot.

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  7. Shirley Harris-Slaughter | Reply

    I decided today to take up the challenge. I wrestled with my decision because I wasn’t sure I could get it done. As far as the formatting, I will be coming to 4WillsPublishing for help. Wish me luck.

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  8. Wow! Got in by the skin of my teeth and registered today, 18th April to complete two short stories. I wonder if one that I’ve published on the third of March this year would count? I suppose it’s not really part of the challenge then. All the best to all the entrants!

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    1. Hi, Maretha! Nope, that one would not count. They have to be new stories that you have written during this time period.

      Thanks and good luck!

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      1. Thanks, Nonnie! I thought not, but I still had to take a chance. 🙂


  9. Speaking of stretching our writing muscles, I’ve just entered.


  10. Ok, who needs sleep??? I’ve taken the leap and entered.

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  11. I want to give this a try, and so, I have registered.


    1. Good luck, Joy! What a fun challenge this is!


  12. This is a great opportunity to say much in a nutshell. Thanks RRBC. One never knows what great writing skills are lurking just below the surface, screaming to come out ! ALl the best, Everyone!


  13. I enjoy writing short stories, but they are a challenge. So much has to be covered in a very limited amount of words––not an easy task. I would love to enter but I’m not sure I would be able to do it. I’m currently writing the 2nd installment of my Fantasy Angels Series and revising my book, The Basement, so I don’t know if I can add a short story to my already full plate. 😦 I look forward to reading what everyone else comes up with.


    1. Good for you, Vashti! But, never speak into the universe what you feel you CAN’T do because the universe will deliver that to your doorstep every time! Here, we only want to know of what you KNOW you can do, and you can do WHATEVER you put your mind to! Good luck on your upcoming book!

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    1. Good for you, Patricia!


  14. This has just lit my fire! I’ve registered and look forward to this new challenge. My first (and only) novel was a response to the 2016 Conference and Book Expo!

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    1. Great job, Linda! I’m anxiously awaiting your next reads!


  15. I find short stories challenging – best of luck everyone.

    Liked by 4 people

    1. I don’t believe that for one second coming from you, Wendy! You are amazing at everything you do!


  16. This is going to be a big challenge! I don’t know…. but it is worth a try!

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  17. Oh, this is going to be SUCH an amazing challenge. I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I’m excited to see how far we can stretch our writing muscles, Jan!

      Liked by 1 person

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