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Plotto: The Master Contest of All Plots, Week 10 — Final Week!

“FIRST AID TO TROUBLED WRITERS,” the Boston Globe announced in September 1928—“GRINDS OUT PLOTS WITHOUT ANY FALSE START.”

Calling all writers who are obsessed with plot and obsessives who can write a mean story. We want you!

THE RULES:

Every Wednesday we will post a prompt from William Wallace Cook’s classic how to manual Plotto: The Master Book of All Plots. Simply use the prompt below to write your own original 500 word (or less) story.

In the book, {A}= a male protagonist. {B}= a female protagonist but for our purposes, feel free to write from the point of view of any gender.

Mini-Plottos, 500 words or fewer, must be submitted by the following Monday at 5:00 PST. Send to: theopenbar@tinhouse.com with PLOTTO CONTEST as the subject line. Please include your submission in the body of the email.

The Week’s Prompt:

A, a fugitive from justice, will be arrested if he rescues B, the officer who is pursing him, from misfortune.

THE RICHES:

Winners will be announced each Wednesday and will receive a hardcover copy of Plotto, online publication on the Tin House Blog and be entered in the Final Master Plot Challenge.

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  1. Lance Cleland says:

    Marianne,

    We are taking a summer break, but will be rolling out something similar in the fall.

  2. Marianne says:

    Will you be having this contest again?

    Thanks
    Marianne

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