To The Nines: Part 9

Part 9 is due 6 November 2016


Writing Prompt

Trivial – To The Nines began back in May

Not so trivial – You did it. You made it to the end of a 9 part away spanning six months. What an accomplishment.

As a reward, you are free to complete the story in any way you see fit. Just one stipulation…

  • End on a literal or figurative cliffhanger


Continue in your nominated genres

Word Count

Up to 800 words. No minimum.

Due Date

Sunday 6 November 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.

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

(Optional) Intro – 150 characters

You can submit your story here