The Poll Is Open!
It was a fun weekend with the scavenger hunt and twenty-nine stories rolling in for Sledgehammer 2015. Thank you to all the writers who participated and the sponsors who contributed to the prize package.
While our judges read and ponder the brilliance of every piece, we invite you, the readers, to do some judging as well. See all the stories here, and visit the poll in the left sidebar to vote for your favorite three. The poll will be open through August 21, and the story with the most votes will win the Elissa Award (and cash and prizes!).
We’re thrilled to announce that Kate Gray, author of Carry the Sky (Forest Avenue Press, 2014) and winner of the 2013 Sledgehammer individual category, will select the 2015 Judge’s Choice winner.
Winners will receive CASH prizes in addition to online classes and memberships from our sponsoring writing organizations:
Thank you to our sponsors!
What’s Sledgehammer, You Ask?
It’s a quirky writing contest that incorporates:
- a scavenger hunt
- four writing prompts
- a 36-hour deadline
- the option to write as a team or solo
- a celebrity judge
- more than $1,000 in CASH prizes
Writers of all ages can participate individually or as teams and from anywhere in the world.
Visit the Contest Details page for more information.
36 Minutes of Writing Fun
While you’re waiting for the 2015 Sledgehammer 36-Hour Writing Contest, join our monthly Mini Sledgehammer 36-Minute Writing Contests!
Second Tuesdays, except July 2015
Blackbird Wine & Atomic Cheese
4323 NE Fremont St., Portland, OR
6:30 p.m., FREE
If you’d like to start a Mini Sledgehammer Writing Contest in your city, email firstname.lastname@example.org.