Castle Roland Special Events
Christmas, A Castle Roland Special Event Anthology:
A Castle Roland Holiday—2016
This year we simplified things and announced at the Forums and a footnote on the story site for submissions for Christmas or Holiday stories. We really had no idea how many stories we would receive, since we didn't make as big a deal with it as we had in the past. Folks were watching, as we received six entries for this years collection.
Castle Roland 2015 Home for the Holidays
We asked on the story site and in a special newsletter to our hosted authors, for contributions of Christmas stories for 2015. We were overwhelmed to receive eight submissions for this years anthology. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
Castle Roland 2014 Christmas Shorts
Christmas of 2014 was the 2nd Special Event our Community Forums hosted. We received six short stories which have been viewable by our forum members since then. Now, the stories are available to all our readers in this anthology. We hope you enjoy them.
Halloween, A Castle Roland Special Event Anthology:
Castle Roland 2014 Halloween Contest
Halloween of 2014 was the 1st Special Event our Community Forums hosted. We had figured we would do good to get four stories submitted. We received ten! The first place story was published on this story site, on All Hallows Eve. Hollow-ween by Kyle Aarons and can be found on his author page. The remaining eight short stories have been viewable by forum members since then. Now the rest of the stories are available in this anthology. We hope you enjoy them.
Castle Roland 2015 Halloween Contest
The Halloween Contest of 2015 was the 2nd Special Event our Community Forums hosted for that year. We had recieved 12 entries of which the top three were published on Halloween. Although one story was pulled by the author, here now, are the eight remaining stories. We hope you enjoy them.
Castle Roland's 2016 Halloween Contest
Writing Challenges: Castle Roland Special Event Anthologies:
2016 Hero Writing Challenge
Hero Movies, Comics and Novels are all the rage now. The adventure, the dualism, the twists and turns that make us gasp and cheer. This was our 2nd Writers Challenge this year. It produced three stories, presented here in the winning order.
2016 Star Wars: May The Fourth Be With You
In a Galaxy Far Far Away. In a Little Castle in a Little Land. A disturbance is felt in the Force with the arrival of three new stories. May The Fourth Be With You!
Another year, another contest. This time we asked our authors to really step out of their comfort zone with something different. Three authors came and three they did, in the time allotted within the Force.
Castle Roland 2015 Age of Enlightenment Contest
Here in America, we celebrate the birth of our nation on July 4th. We wanted to do something to help in that celebration, but we quickly realized that we have a lot of people that are not Americans, that read our site and are members of our Community Forums. So we picked an era that symbolized Western Civilization, so as to be much more inclusive. We settled on the Age of Enlightenmment, a period that roughly encompasses from 1620 to 1800. We then challenged everyone to write a story, limited to 30K words and had to include at least one gay character. Out of the six stories received, we averaged all the members votes and three stories percolated to the top. Here now, are all the stories and we hope that you enjoy them as much as we did.