July 3rd, 2015

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July 2015 Fixed-Length-Ficlet Challenge: Arrivals and Departures

It's July, and that means it's time for our annual Fixed-Length-Ficlet Challenge! The July Challenge will have will have the theme "Arrivals and Departures". Stories can reflect either an arrival or a departure or both. The element will be a number between 101 and 400. Interested authors can reply to this announcement and claim a number. No one will be allowed to have a number previously claimed. Whatever number is chosen will be the word count for your ficlet-- if you choose 237 your story must have exactly 237 words!

The July challenge stories will be due Monday, July 13th and will be revealed on Wednesday, July 16th. Please tag your story "challenge: arrivals and departures", "flf" and "month: 2015 july". Please remember to use the header template on the community profile page, and to put the name of your story and your name in the subject line (e.g. "Frodo's Amazing Adventure by Mary Sue").

You have only to comment with your number here, that will be your element; do not choose a number someone else has selected. You will not need to wait for a prompt.

I hope we'll have lots of participants for our July challenge!

Numbers chosen:
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August non-fiction

Just a brief reminder before the official announcement, which will go up later this month. August will be our annual non-fiction challenge. Since non-fiction can be more time consuming than fiction, we're posting a little heads up.

There are no prompts or themes for non-fiction; the topic is up to you. Your piece only has to have something to do with Tolkien's work and world.