Challenge 6: November 2018

**The Judges have finished scoring the submissions for the final Blank Page Challenge and now it’s your turn to vote for you favorite. Click here to read the stories.

Welcome to the sixth and final Blank Page Short Story Challenge of 2018, this competition will follow the standard rules of the Blank Page Challenge and you will need to submit your piece using the normal submission format.

This month because of NaNoWriMo, we are changing things up a bit and limiting submissions to microfiction. Stories must be 500 words or less.


  • You may only submit one piece
  • The piece may not be longer than 500 words in total
  • Your short story must take inspiration from the prompt below
  • The piece can be from any genre except erotica
  • Your story must be submitted in English
  • You must submit your piece to us before the deadline


The competition runs from the 6th of November with a deadline for all submission to be emailed to us by 11:59 PM EST on the 4th of December. Any pieces received after this deadline will, regretfully, be disqualified.

The Panel will then vote on all submissions to find the top three entries from the 5th of December until the 11th of December, 2018, this will become our shortlist.

Finally, the free public vote to find the winner of the competition will take place from 12th of December closing for voting at 11:59pm EST on 18th of December, 2018.

The winner will be announced on this website, Twitter and Facebook on the 19th of December, 2018.

Submissions: 6th November -> 4th December
Panel vote: 5th December -> 11th December
Public vote: 12th December -> 18th December
Winner announced: 19th of December, 2018


We’re very thankful for the support we’ve received from our sponsors in the form of prizes for the top three short stories in this round. Find more information on the prize sponsors here. The prizes for this round are as follows:

1st Place:

  • Inclusion of your short story in The Blank Page Challenge Short Story Anthology e-book. Which is to be published towards the end of the year. More details to follow on this!
  • A bag of Writer’s Block Coffee.
  • A Writer’s Care Package (US winners only, international winners will receive an Amazon gift card)
  • $10 Amazon Gift Card.
  • 50% off 5,000 word edit from The Edifying Word.

2nd Place:

3rd Place:

  • $5 Amazon Gift Card


Find more information about the prize sponsors here.