Along time ago on a weekend not so far away

The Brevity Is What? Award

Writing Prompt

Write an epic. It might be a vast journey, or a long and storied history charting the rise and fall of a family or an entire civilisation, just so long as the story encompasses a broad subject matter. What is the catch? It has to be done in 200 words or less. And you only have until Friday to write it.


Any and all genres are suitable.

Word Count

No more than 200 of your broadest and most all encompassing words.

Due Date

Friday 20 November 2015. There is a timezone restriction for this one. Midnight Australian Eastern Standard Time.


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

All entries received feedback from judges by request.

Entry Format

Please read carefully!

Include 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.

Also include:


Author name

(Optional) Intro – 150 characters

How do I submit?

You can submit your story here.