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Date: 01-29-2024
Word Limit: 0
Words Written: 8,600

Judges (crits):
rohan
Thranguy
Week Archivist:
a friendly penguin


Welcome to Thunderdome Week 600!

For 600 weeks now, Domers have been writing and sharing stories, judgment, and camaraderie. The Dome can be different things to different people, but at its beating heart—held aloft the blood throne to fill the skull-goblets of victory, etc etc—it’s all about getting words out, week after week after week, learning from the critiques and judgment, and becoming a better writer. For all the kayfabe, all the swagger and thrown gauntlets, Thunderdome is for anyone looking to get better as a writer — the only way to improve is to write, and the Dome accepts anyone with the moxy to step up, week after week after week, and get more words out.

And why should we keep all those words to ourselves?

That’s right: this week, we’re taking this Dome on the road.

Prompt One
Apex Magazine are looking for stories up to 250 words, on the theme of Strange Locations:

Prompt Two
Thunderdome favourite, Flash Frontier, are looking for stories up to 250 words, on the theme of QUIET | MARIRE:

Prompt Three
Finally, Gooseberry Pie are looking for stories of exactly six sentences, and while the max wordcount is 400, they say 100 is the sweet spot.

… hey, that’s a total of 600 words! How about that.

Here’s how this works:

Every day, from now until Week 600 submissions close, you’ll get one free Thunderdome submission for each of the three prompts. Post them in the thread as you’re ready, and take advantage of the best writing community on the internet doing what they do best.

Want to write more than one story for each prompt each day? You can earn more stories by critting other stories. Crit a story, write a story. It doesn’t matter which prompt you crit, but if you’re writing more than one story per prompt on a given day, you need to crit for the privilege.

… okay, so I’ve written and posted some stories. Now what? When do I get published?

As much as I’m going to encourage everyone to submit your stories to the publications, this is entirely up to you — entering TD doesn’t automatically submit anything anywhere for you. Write your stories, post your stories, and learn from the feedback you’ll get. Please don’t submit the same story multiple times for this week, but if you want to rework a story and send it out, I’m sure lots of people in the Thunderlounge or in the Discord will be more than happy to help.

A reminder also that journals typically only want one story per author per submission window — so submit as much as you can to Thunderdome, and send the single best to each journal.

All the best to those who submit!

(… and, possibly, special prizes for those who get accepted … )

Usual Thunderdome rules apply, which is to say no fanfic, erotica, google docs. Make sure you also follow the journal submission guidelines if you’re looking to submit!

This week, there is no sign-up deadline.

Submission deadline for thunderdome week 600 is Sunday 11:59PM PST. Please note the journals have their own submission deadlines.

Results for Prompt 1
Results for Prompts 2 and 3


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