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Literary Maneuvers May 2021: Writer's Choice (1 Viewer)

Literary Maneuvers Competition
for May 2021


It was posted earlier this month
that the May LM Prompt
would be a surprise!
A fun surprise!
(I promised xXx it would be fun)

The surprise prompt is …………….

there is NO prompt.

The stories you submit for the
May 2021 Literary
Maneuvers Comp
can be about anything you want,
but must adhere to 650 words,
not including the title.

Do your best work.
Your stories will be scored the same as always,
without the caveat that it must relate
In some way to a prompt (because there is none).

Word limit: 650
Begins Wednesday, April 28[SUP]th[/SUP]
(due to site transition)
Closes Saturday, May 15th
2359hrs GMT
Critiques from judges due to
(please and thank you)
No later than Monday, May 31st

This month you will be prompted:

To Write About
Whatever You Choose
Prompt-less Prompt
Pick your own title, write about whatever you want
as long as it fits the prompt.

If you win, you'll get a badge pinned to your profile,
plus and an invitation to submit a story for our
annual Grand Fiction Challenge
which carries cash prizes. Pretty neat, eh?

The Awesome
May 2021 Judges


Thank you all!
If you wish to know more about scoring
take a look at the NEW JUDGING GUIDE
which also includes a template to use for your scoring.
Please use this template for consistency.

Additional Info

All entries that wish to retain their first rights should post in the

All anonymous entries should be sent to SueC by private message and please note in
the PM if you want your entry posted in the secure workshop thread
which is not visible to the public

Lastly, why not check out this ancient text on how to best approach this task.

Click HERE for the Rules

There are a few ways to post your entry:

If you aren't too concerned about your first rights,
then you can simply post your entry here in this thread.

You can opt to have your entry posted in
the Challenge Workshop. . .

. . . which is a SECURE thread just for LM entries.
You can put your story there if you wish to protect your first rights,
in case you wish to have the story published one day.
Note: If you do post it in the workshop thread, you must post a link
to it here in this thread otherwise your story may not be counted.

You may post your story anonymously.
To do so, send your story to the host (SueC) of the competition.
If you wish to have us post it in the secure workshop thread then say so.
Your name will be revealed upon the release of the score.

Everyone is welcome to participate, including judges. A judge's entry will receive a review by their fellow judges, but it will not receive a score, though some judges are happy to let you know their score for you privately. Please refrain from 'like'-ing or 'lol'-ing an entry until the scores are posted.

: In the tradition of LM competitions of yore, if you could send the scores no later than May 31st, it will ensure a timely release of results. Much later than that and I will have to post with what I have. Again, please see the Judging Guidelines if you have questions. Following the suggested formatting will be much appreciated, too.
This competition will close on:
Saturday, May 15 at 2359hrs, GMT (not BST), on the dot.
Please note any time differences where you
are and be mindful of daylight savings time.
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