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Welcome to the November Challenge.

This month we'd like you to write us a sub that leaves something out.

Perhaps the thing you leave out is something that gets interacted with every day, like the internet, or something that interacts with us every day, like society.

Maybe what your character lacks is something less tangible, like love, or perhaps their world has been stripped of gravity, or sunlight. Maybe that's not sci-fi, maybe it's just that the clocks have changed.

Or maybe it's something they've lost. Like a friend, or a wallet, or a bet.

This thing, perhaps it was never there at all. Or, perhaps it was, and then it wasn't. Maybe it was always hiding in plain sight.

Or, perhaps you'd like to be experimental and write something that omits a specific letter?
(Really, it's been done, there's a whole novel called 'Gadsby' written without a single letter 'e':

Whatever it is you'd like to leave out, just make sure that it's omission is important to the story you're writing.

You've got 1,000 words this month. Try not to leave any out.

If you're up for the challenge, our winner will be awarded either $25USD Amazon Gift Voucher, or a hardback WEBook from the WEbook store (

 Good luck and happy writing!


The (somewhat) Fine Print:

WEbook will shortlist 6 entries. From which, WEbook will pick one that is the most deserving of this month's prize.

We'll also highlight each story on the blog and see if anyone tries to buy it. If they do, we'll tell them it's a real deal and that they'll have to pay for it!

Note #1: WEbook may not take into account the user ratings when deciding who will win the challenge. We read each submission carefully, and decide the winners based on our own judgment.

Note #2: There is sometimes a word count discrepancy between MS Word and WEbook's word count editor, causing authors' entries to appear to go a few words over the limit. Don't worry about this! We are aware of the issue and a few extra words will not affect our consideration of your writing.

Note #3: Only one submission per person, please (you can, however, revise up until the deadline - in fact, you should!).

Note#4: These terms and conditions together with any specific rules set out in prize draw notices (as defined below) are the rules and apply to this WEbook Challenge.

Note#5: The Challenge is open to all registered users of WEbook, and runs from 1st November 2017 until 10 pm EST on 30th November 2017.

Note#6: In the event of any dispute regarding the rules, conduct, results and all other matters relating to a competition, the decision of WEbook shall be final.

Note#7: By entering the Challenge, you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, current, original and complete. WEbook reserves the right to verify the eligibility of all submissions.

The rules are simple, yet the results should be anything but.

Good luck and happy writing

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