InShoStoWriWe for short, the second annual Indiana Short Story Writing Week is February 17th – 24th this year! A sort of counterpoint to the National Novel Writing Month goal of writing a novel in 30 days, this challenges writers in Indiana to create a short story of 2000-5000 words in just seven days.
Last year was an enthusiastic success, with prizes donated by Apex Publishing to those top three stories read aloud at the wrap-up meeting that were voted favorites by attendees.
The Kickoff meeting will be at the IUPUI IT Building Sunday, February 17th from 1-5pm, the Wrap-Up (with excerpt readings and possibly prizes) will be the following Sunday, February 24th from 1-5pm. Everyone’s invited to participate, or if you’re a publisher/editor/author who’d just like to attend to hear what our talented Nindy folks come up with, that’s highly encouraged too!
It has not yet been decided if there is a theme this year.
Check https://www.facebook.com/groups/nindy/ for details. This is a call out for participation by newbies and pros alike. Having some published writers and authors attend will help encourage the newer writers, the way I was encouraged years ago. It’s great fun, the Nindy folks are brilliant, funny, and creative and we always have a good time.