The August Challenge will have the theme of "out on a limb". You may interpret the theme however you choose. Your element will be a particular tree.
Stories will be due the weekend of Friday, August 14, and will be revealed on Monday, August 17. Please tag your story "out on a limb", remember to use the header template on the community profile page, and put the name of your story and your name in the subject line.
To request your elements, please leave a comment to this post. If you have not participated before, please leave an email address so that I can send you your elements. Or you can email the mods at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope that we will have lots of participants for August’s challenge!
Future challenges for 2009 have also been decided:
September: The theme will be September 22, and you will receive a story starter. (The particular September 22 does NOT have to be the obvious one, nor does it have to be set in the Shire.) The element will be a story-starter sentence.
October: The theme for October will be "myth" and the element will be a fruit.
November: The theme for November will be Dialogue (a story written mostly or entirely in dialogue.) and you will receive four random elements.
December: As usual, December will be given over to our annual Yule Fic Exchange.