Writing Projects are exercises or "challenges" designed to help new and veteran authors develop their skills or expand their knowledge of a form of fiction or poetry writing.

At The Authors Haunt we have a number of ongoing fiction and poetry writing projects, with a constant flow of new material for each as new authors accept our challenge and take part in the exercises.  Though the stories and poems contained in this section were written as exercises, only those that meet our minimum quality standards appear on the site, so you can be assured that the work that appears here is just as good as the writing you'll find anywhere in our Library.

In the banner of each project is a "Participate" link that provides useful information about the Writing Project, including submission rules and guidance.  It is advisable that you read the "Participate" page for the Writing Project you are interested in participating in, but if you have already done so you can submit your work quickly and easily using this form for fiction and this form for poetry.

 

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Fiction Writing Projects

Poetry Writing Projects

 

 

The Animal Tales Fiction Writing Project:

Open to all authors and members, interested participants are invited to write a story from the perspective of an animal and contribute their work to our collection of animal tales

Total Submissions: 9

Participating Authors: 9

Project Active Since: 01 Dec 2008

 

The Conflict Fiction Writing Project:

Open to all authors and members.  Conflict takes many forms, from a friendly debate to a violent battle.  Participants in this Project are challenged to explore the concept of conflict in fiction

Total Submissions: 3

Participating Authors: 3

Project Active Since: 01 Dec 2008

 

The Conversations Fiction Writing Project:

Open to all authors and members, interested participants are challenged to write a story comprising at least 90% dialogue, telling the story through conversation rather than narrative

Total Submissions: 15

Participating Authors: 15

Project Active Since: 01 Dec 2008

 

The Dreamscapes Fiction Writing Project:

Open to all authors and members.  Our dreams can be dark, erotic, soothing, inspiring or downright bizarre, but the imagery is often vivid and potent...so how do they translate into fiction?

Total Submissions: 6

Participating Authors: 6

Project Active Since: 01 Dec 2008

 

The Duality Fiction Writing Project:

Open to all authors and members, participating authors are challenged to write a story twice, recounting the same events through the eyes of two different characters

Total Submissions: 1

Participating Authors: 1

Project Active Since: 20 Sep 2010

 

The Eyes of a Child Fiction Writing Project:

Open to all authors and members.  In this Writing Project participating authors are challenged to write a story, in any genre, told through the eyes of a child of no more than twelve years of age

Total Submissions: 3

Participating Authors: 3

Project Active Since: 20 Sep 2010

 

The Flash Fiction Writing Project:

Open to all authors and members, this Writing Project has no theme, but all submitted stories must be no more than two hundred words in length, posing a challenge for any author

Total Submissions: 4

Participating Authors: 3

Project Active Since: 20 Sep 2010

 

The Journal Fiction Writing Project:

Open to all authors and members.  Participants in this Writing Project are challenged to write a story in diarised format, exploring events from an intimate perspective

Total Submissions: 1

Participating Authors: 1

Project Active Since: 20 Sep 2010

 

The Letters Fiction Writing Project:

Open to all authors and members, interested participants are challenged to write a story in the form of a letter, or letters exchange, conveying a plot through this lost art of communication

Total Submissions: 5

Participating Authors: 5

Project Active Since: 01 Jun 2009

 

The Painting With Words Fiction Writing Project:

Open to all authors and members, interested participants are challenged to write a story with little or no dialogue, instead exploring description and perception to paint a picture with words

Total Submissions: 6

Participating Authors: 4

Project Active Since: 01 Dec 2008

 

The Passion Fiction Writing Project:

Open to all authors and members, interested participants are challenged to write a story exploring the emotional and social impact of passions, both good and bad

Total Submissions: 1

Participating Authors: 1

Project Active Since: 12 Dec 2009

 

The Surreality Fiction Writing Project:

Open to all authors and members.  Participants are challenged to produce a story that defies reality, expanding the boundaries of imagination to the unreal, bizarre and implausible

Total Submissions: 0

Participating Authors: 0

Project Active Since: 20 Sep 2010

 

 

The Acrostic Poetry Writing Project:

Open to all authors and members, interested participants are invited to experiment with acrostic poetry and contribute their work to our collection of acrostics

Total Submissions: 20

Participating Authors: 10

Project Active Since: 01 Dec 2008

 

The Cinquain Poetry Writing Project:

Open to all authors and members, interested participants are invited to experiment with cinquains and contribute their work to our collection of cinquain poetry

Total Submissions: 14

Participating Authors: 7

Project Active Since: 01 Dec 2008

 

The Clerihew Poetry Writing Project:

Open to all authors and members, interested participants are invited to experiment with clerihews and contribute their work to our collection of clerihews

Total Submissions: 21

Participating Authors: 7

Project Active Since: 01 Jun 2009

 

The Ghazal Poetry Writing Project:

Open to all authors and members, interested participants are invited to experiment with ghazals and contribute their work to our collection of ghazal and ghazal-style pieces

Total Submissions: 6

Participating Authors: 3

Project Active Since: 01 Dec 2008

 

The Haiku Poetry Writing Project:

Open to all authors and members, interested participants are invited to experiment with haiku and contribute their work to our collection of haiku and haiku-style pieces.

Total Submissions: 75

Participating Authors: 7

Project Active Since: 01 Dec 2008

 

The Luc Bat Poetry Writing Project:

Open to all authors and members, interested participants are invited to experiment with luc bat and contribute their work to our collection of luc bat and luc bat-style pieces

Total Submissions: 0

Participating Authors: 0

Project Active Since: 21 Oct 2010

 

The Masnavi Poetry Writing Project:

Open to all authors and members, interested participants are invited to experiment with masnavi and contribute their work to our collection of masnavi and masnavi-style pieces

Total Submissions: 4

Participating Authors: 3

Project Active Since: 01 Jun 2010

 

The Ruba'i Poetry Writing Project:

Open to all authors and members, interested participants are invited to experiment with ruba'i and contribute their work to our collection of ruba'i and ruba'i-style pieces

Total Submissions: 3

Participating Authors: 2

Project Active Since: 01 Dec 2008

 

The Sonnet Poetry Writing Project:

Open to all authors and members, interested participants are invited to experiment with sonnets and contribute their work to our collection of sonnets

Total Submissions: 0

Participating Authors: 0

Project Active Since: 21 Oct 2010

 

The Tanaga Poetry Writing Project:

Open to all authors and members, interested participants are invited to experiment with tanagas and contribute their work to our collection of tanaga and tanaga-style pieces

Total Submissions: 1

Participating Authors: 1

Project Active Since: 21 Oct 2010

 

The Tanka Poetry Writing Project:

Open to all authors and members, interested participants are invited to experiment with tanka and contribute their work to our collection of tanka and tanka-style pieces

Total Submissions: 10

Participating Authors: 4

Project Active Since: 01 Dec 2008

 

The Ya-Du Poetry Writing Project:

Open to all authors and members, interested participants are invited to experiment with ya-du and contribute their work to our collection of ya-du and ya-du-style pieces

Total Submissions: 1

Participating Authors: 1

Project Active Since: 12 Dec 2009

 

           

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