Rules: Write a short story (fiction or non-fiction) or poem with a Christmas or Yule theme, submit it and members will vote for the one they like best. If you're not good at fiction or poetry, you could write a true account of ancient Yule practices, or the way in which Christmas was celebrated in years past. Or you could write about a true haunting, murder or other mystery (with a Christmas theme – many anniversary ghosts appear at Christmastime). The choice is yours, but your story/poem must be in your own words. The winner will be allowed to pick a book or DVD from our prize list.
Because some of our members are shy about submitting stories they write themselves, I am asking that everyone email their submissions to me and I will post them (without the name of the author). Only after we have voted and there is a winner will the name of the winning author be revealed.
The deadline for submissions will be midnight, Wednesday, December 18. This gives you more than two weeks to write your story or poem – plenty of time for just a page or two or a few lines of text. Submissions will be posted in the group as they are received so that members can read and enjoy them as Christmas approaches.
Members of our old group who submitted stories and poems last year may resubmit them provided they were not the winner.
Please send entries to me either by private message or emailing me directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org