Once a month, we stop prac­tic­ing and invite you to show off your best work.

This might be for you if:

  • You want to be pub­lished (in print)
  • You want to improve your writing
  • You enjoy a lit­tle competition
  • You like the Write Practice


Spring Poem

Photo by Neal Fowler

Show Off Your Best Work

Here’s how this writ­ing com­pe­ti­tion works.

You will sub­mit a longer piece, between 500 and 1250 words, based around this month’s theme: Spring. You can sub­mit as many pieces as you want. After one week, on April 9, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST, sub­mis­sions will close, and we will choose a winner.

Here’s the excit­ing part. If your piece is cho­sen, I will work with you on mak­ing it the best it can be. We’ll work on mak­ing your images shine, your prose sparkle, your dia­logue sing, and your gram­mar… not suck.

Then, at the end of the month, we’ll pub­lish it on the Write Practice where hun­dreds of peo­ple will get to read you at your very best. For exam­ple, read last month’s win­ner, Nancy Vandre’s story, A Place to Call Home.

It gets bet­ter though.

We’re going to do this every month for the next year, and in December 2012, we plan to col­lect all twelve of these pieces and pub­lish them in a book. Real paper, real cover, real ink. So if your piece is cho­sen, you will be able to con­sider your­self a pub­lished author.

Ready to start?


The Theme: Spring.


  • It should be a fin­ished work. A com­plete story.
  • Non-fictional and fic­tional pieces are both accepted.
  • I’m look­ing for pieces between 500‑1250 words. I will read every word, so please, noth­ing over 1250 words.
  • You can post your com­pleted piece in the com­ments of this post. You can post as many times as you want!
  • The dead­line is Monday, April 9 at 11:59 pm EST to post your piece. That’s a week, but start today!

And, of course, if you sub­mit your work, you agree to let me pub­lish your piece exclu­sively on the Write Practice and in a phys­ical book.

Best of luck to you!

Joe Bunting
Joe Bunting is an author and the leader of The Write Practice community. He is also the author of the new book Crowdsourcing Paris, a real life adventure story set in France. It was a #1 New Release on Amazon. You can follow him on Instagram (@jhbunting).
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