To The Nines Award: Part 3

Part 3 of the To The Nines Award is due 3 July 2016


Writing Prompt

Picking up from where you left off from part 2 include the following in your story:

  1. A reasonable explanation
  2. A discovery or finding that weighs more than it ought to
  3. Everybody loses


All genres welcome

Word Count

777 words maximum for this round.

Due Date

Due Sunday 3 July 2016. There is 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.

Furthermore all writers who are shortlisted in at least 5 contests get a bonus 5000 words manuscript read as a prize, while writers who are shortlisted in all 9 receive 15000 word manuscript read, regardless of standing.

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

(Optional) Intro – 150 characters

You can submit your story here

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