This is the page for writers to get inspired.
So you want to write something but you have no idea what to write. Well, you're in luck, you talented, misdirected human being.
Every month, we'll put up new topics on this page for you to peruse and choose something that you want to write about. The topics will be wide-ranging, and even if you don't find something you want to write about, it may just inspire you to put words to paper.
There will also be competitions where writers stand the chance to win juicy prizes every month. These competitions will be announced at the beginning of the month and results will be posted at the end of the month.
Once you've chosen a topic, enter your name and email into the boxes and hit the "Select this Topic" button. From then, you'll have two weeks to write about that topic and send it to us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). We'll read it, and get back to you with any edits. After we are all happy with the piece, we shall publish it and notify you with links to our social media pages.
If the two weeks pass and we don't hear from you, the topic will go back online as open to the public to write about. If you are having difficulties writing on the topic, please don't hesitate to contact us and one of our Senior Writers will be in touch to help.
Here are our Submission Guidelines. Failure to follow these guidelines may lead to a rejection of your work.
Holiday Traditions That Need to be put to Bed
The Origins of Christmas*
*(or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa or any other Holiday you wish to write about)
5 Things You can do in Winter that will Only Cost you Your Warmth
The Most Overrated/Underrated Christmas Films
Christmas Gifts to Get your Least Favourite Relative (Racist Uncle Steve)
Scripts & Short Stories
Seeing as everyone has a different writing style, the topics are completely open to everyone. You have no time limits, nor do you have to allocate a topic. Just choose something that interests you and go wild! We can't wait to see what you come up with. Once you've finished your piece, send it through via email (contact@forgeandflint) and we will read it and get back to you with edits. We'll publish your piece once all parties are happy.
If any short stories are similar, we will publish the first one we received and attempt to amend the other, with the writer's guidance, help and influence, to make it different and publishable.
When the Snow Falls