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Weekend Getaway

Write a fictional story about a snowy weekend cabin getaway.

Win a getaway Airbnb

Prizes

Grand Prize:
$1,000 Airbnb Credit
Second Place:
$250 Airbnb Credit
10 Runners-Up:
$25

Status

Closed

Timeline

Submissions opened

Nov 23, 2022

Submissions closed

Dec 03, 2022 4:59 AM CUT

Results

Dec 21, 2022

Prizes

Grand Prize:
$1,000 Airbnb Credit
Second Place:
$250 Airbnb Credit
10 Runners-Up:
$25

Status

Closed

Timeline

Submissions opened

Nov 23, 2022

Submissions closed

Dec 03, 2022 4:59 AM CUT

Results

Dec 21, 2022

About this challenge

The Prompt

Write a fictional story about a weekend getaway that starts with this first sentence:

"We drove up the snowy, winding road towards the cozy A-frame cabin."

In order for your submission to qualify, it must:

  • Be between 600-3,000 words
  • Be fictional
  • Start with the first sentence from the prompt

The Prizes

In the spirit of the theme of this challenge, we are giving away Airbnb credit towards a writer's weekend getaway. Whether you choose to stay at a cabin in the woods or a beachfront bungalow, we know the change of scenery will do wonders for your writing.

  • Grand Prize: $1,000 Airbnb Credit
  • Second Place: $250 Airbnb Credit
  • 10 Runners-Up: $25

How to enter

For your story to be eligible, it should be between 600 and 3,000 words and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Stories published on Vocal and entered into the contest up until December 2nd, at 11:59 PM ET will be entered for consideration. Official Rules for the Challenge can be found here.

The Weekend Getaway Challenge is exclusive to Vocal+ members. To learn more and upgrade to Vocal+ visit https://vocal.media/vocal-plus.

To be eligible to win the grand prize, second place, or runners-up prizes, you must be over the age of 13 and residing in a country where Stripe is available at the time of entry. A complete list of countries where Stripe is available can be found here—winners will need to have a Stripe account created and connected in order to receive the prizes. For this reason, entrants located outside of any of these countries will not be eligible to win.

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