Iron Writer Official Rules

Iron Writer is a competition between writers of all levels. Each writer is tasked to write a 1,000 word speculative fiction story based on four prompts. Each writer will compose their story using inspiration from the same prompts. The prompts will be revealed on the 8th day of the month, and then writers will have one week (until the 15th) to write their story.

Voting begins on the 16th of each month and remains open until the final day of the month at midnight CST. Readers will be able to vote for each story once, if they choose, or just vote for their favorite stories. They will have one week to vote. When voting ends, the story with the most votes will be declared Iron Writer of that month. The winner will be posted on the front page of Iron Writers and announced at and on social media.

When chosen, the monthly winner will no longer be able to compete until the Quarterly Challenge. Quarterlies will be held in August, November, February and May. At the end of May the four quarterly winners will compete in a final challenge to decide who will receive the title of Iron Writer 2021.

The winner will be announced in June of each year.

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