The JANUARY 2015 Creative Writing Competition. Where to find the stories and how to vote.

MYT SITE MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO READ AND ENJOY THE STORIES ENTERED IN THE JANUARY 2015 CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION AND THEN VOTE FOR THE WINNER … ALL FOR FREE.
AND IT IS NOT EVEN NECESSARY TO PURCHASE A KINDLE! JUST FOLLOW THE LINKS TO THE STORIES TO FIND THEM ON-SITE.
VOTING IS OPEN TO ALL !
IF AFTER READING ALL THE STORIES, YOU FEEL INCLINED TO VOTE, PLEASE REGISTER YOUR VOTE AS A COMMENT ON THIS LINK …

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/groups/creative-writing/forum/topic/the-january-2015-creative-writing-competition-where-to-find-the-stories-and-how-to-register-your-vote/

********************************

The deadline for the January 2015 Creative Writing Competition passed at Midnight on January 31st 2015.

The topic for the stories was set by Charles Stuart and was described thus …

“OK, this is my idea. Before I encountered this site, I had written quite few short stories. I have on a couple of occasions resurrected one, maybe revised it a bit and then entered it. For December or the next month that this competition is held, my suggestion is an open topic that people should look at their old writings and select one story that has never been published or submitted to any other competition and submit it here. If a person wishes to revise their story to bring it up to standard or up to date, they may do so. For anyone who has never written anything other than their entries to these monthly competitions or who feels that nothing else they’ve written is worth entering, they should make such a declaration when posting their entry and write a fictional story of the usual length featuring a central character or object that is “someone, something or some animal that is old”..

A total of 13 entries have been accepted and links to the stories are listed below. They include stories from two writers new to the group and I am pleased to welcome them on behalf of all our other members. Special thanks to them, and to all the other writers who have entered, and thanks in advance to all those readers out there who will now support the competition by reading the stories and registering their vote. This is an open competition, and any interested party who wishes to participate is welcome to join in the voting and/or commenting on the stories at the appropriate time or place.

*********************************************

As in previous months, it would help if voters would make sure to quote the name of the story when posting their vote rather than the name of the writer, and I thank you in anticipation of your co-operation.

Voting can now commence and will continue until 11 p.m. on Monday the 9th of February 2015.

There are no restrictions as to who is allowed to vote, all that is asked that the voter reads all the stories and votes according to their preference. A brief reason for your choice is welcome but not mandatory.
Voters are requested to vote 5 points for first place, 3 points for second, and 1 point for third place.

Please do not submit any other point combinations such as 3/3/3, 4/4/1, 5/2/2, etc.

Writers are requested not to vote for their own entries. There will be no detailed summaries posted as to how the voting is progressing throughout the voting period but as soon as possible after voting closes a tabulated list of results will be posted separately and the winner declared.

*************************************************************

PLEASE DO NOT COMMENT AT LENGTH ABOUT THE STORIES OR RECORD ANY THOUGHTS THAT YOU MAY HAVE ON THEM, UNTIL AFTER VOTING CLOSES.

IF YOU WISH TO DESCRIBE IN DETAIL THE REASONS FOR YOUR CHOICES, OR COMMENT AT LENGTH ABOUT SOME OR ALL OF THE INDIVIDUAL  STORIES, A SEPARATE PAGE WILL BE SET UP AT THE END OF THE VOTING PERIOD AND AFTER THE RESULT HAS BEEN POSTED.

*************************************
FULL LIST OF ENTRIES INCLUDING LINKS.
*************************************

LIFE CHANGES. Written by Expatangie.

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/expatangie/expatangie/71/life-changes-january-short-story-for-creative-writing/

*************************************************

SERENDIPITY. Written by Fizzeerascal.

https://fizzeerascalstories.wordpress.com/2015/01/11/cwg-the-telegraph-january-2015-entry-serendipity/

************************************************

CITY OF DREAMS. Written by Adiguburke.

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/groups/creative-writing/forum/topic/city-of-dreams-january-contest/

***********************************************

MONDAY. Written by Seadams.

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/seadams/

**********************************************

THE TIGER’S STRIPES. Written by Lostinwords.

https://lostinwords2.wordpress.com/2015/01/23/january-2015-competition/

*********************************************

THE WAR PARTY. Written by Capucin.

https://davidgoodwin935.wordpress.com/2015/01/24/january-cwg-the-war-party/

********************************************

ARRIVALS. Written by Giselle.

http://chateauxenespagne.com/stories-2015/arrivals/

*******************************************

MRS BURTON WENT SHOPPING. Written by Charles Stuart.

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/furryfeatures/furryfeatures/72/mrs-burton-went-shopping/

*******************************************

THE PERILS OF PET-KEEPING. Written by Atiller.

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/attila/atiller/15998269/entry-for-the-january-2015-creative-writing-competition/

******************************************

WORLD’S END. Written by Sophia15.

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/sophia15/sophia15/3/creative-writing-january-2015-entry/

*****************************************

NO GOING BACK. Written by Angie8.

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/angie8/angie8/298/no-going-back/

*****************************************

MY DAD. Written by Gazoopi.

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/gazoopi2/gazoopi/1450/my-dad-cwg-entry-january-2015/

****************************************

BEIRUT. Written by Pavlovaqueen.

http://www.pavlovaqueen.com/archives/220

**************************************

Pleasant reading everyone, and please don’t forget to vote.

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s