Sledgehammer 2014 Is Here

Welcome to the seventh annual Sledgehammer 36-Hour Writing Contest!

Online scavenger hunters, please click here to get started. (But hey, look at that, it’s a trick link. The content won’t load until noon Pacific time. So just relax, have a cup of coffee, and check back then.)


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, celebrity judge Ariel Gore, and prizes worth thousands.

It all started in 2008 with a little idea to bring writers together in Portland, Oregon. Since then, the contest has expanded with sponsors from all over and the option for writers anywhere to participate through the magic of the internet.

Preregistration will open in June. Cost: $40 for adults ($50 day of), $10 for ages 11–17, and $5 for ages 10 and under.

Visit the Contest Details page for more information.


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