To The Nines Award Part 5

Part 5 of the To The Nines Serial Fiction Award is due on the 31st July 2016


Writing Prompt

Hump day. The midway point of the To The Nines Serial Fiction Award.

For this part of the award you will need to adhere to the following conditions:

  • A heroic death
  • An awkward conversation saved by the bell
  • The sound of silence ringing true
  • Secrets kept that they’ll never tell

It should go without saying that these don’t all have to be literal interpretations


Continue the genre you’re already working on.

Word Count

Up to 535 of your best.

Due Date

31 July 2016. There are no time zone restrictions. As long as it is Sunday somewhere then you can enter.


First prize receives 5000 words feedback from NiTH team on a story or manuscript of your choosing.

All entries receive feedback from judges by request.

Entry Format



A cover image is no longer a prerequisite, but we still love them. All cover images must be in 4:3 format landscape (not portrait). Most photo editing programs give you that option. If you’re using your phone, try the Snapseed app, it has lots of cool features as well. Another recommendation is Pixlr.

If including a cover image, ensure that you own the rights to that image or that you have permission, or that the image carries a free license. Make the filename of the image the name of your story and include a backlink to the source in the body text at the bottom of your story.

Also include:

Author name
Award Name

(Optional) Intro – 150 characters

You can submit your story here