Writers 750 began in April of 2012 when H.M. Schuldt launched the first writing contest, April Beasts, in a group at LinkedIn. There were a total of eight authors who participated during the first month. The winning story was written by Tom Barry, author of When the Siren Calls and Saving Jay. Another author from April Beasts was award winning JZ Murdock, author of Gravity Up, a story in Final Ships In the Neighborhood. Harry Alexiou is another award winning author who remained active in the Writers 750 group from the very beginning, contributing stories such as The Bad Stick, Ultimate Potion, Green Fingered Johnny, and Hope & Despair to the anthology, Giant Tales Beyond the Mystic Doors. Alli Vaughan is a multi-award winning author who also remained active during the first three years. Some of her most prized stories include Aizawa Tavern, Sysa’s Star, Bake and the Predator, and Wedding Masks from the anthology Giant Tales From the Misty Swamp. Stephanie Baskerville is another award winning author who remained in the Writers 750 group month after month, producing her masterpiece, The Apocalyptic Diaries from the anthology Lava Storm In the Neighborhood. Nikki Rosen, Torgrim Mellum Stene, and KJ Rabane also presented a piece of writing in the April Beasts contest, which increased the competition. Nikki Rosen is the author of In the Eye of Deception, which won the Word Guild Award. Her stories have been published in various anthologies. April Beasts was a successful kick off month, and since then hundreds of authors participate.
Since the very beginning, authors have jumped in to participate and explore story themes. Top winning stories can be found in the following Giant Tales anthologies:
Giant Tales Beyond the Mystic Doors (3-Minute Stories)
Giant Tales From the Misty Swamp (3-Minute Stories)
Giant Tales World of Pirates (3-Minute Stories)
Giant Tales Dangerous Days (3-Minute Stories)
Lava Storm In the Neighborhood (10-Minute Stories)
Final Ships In the Neighborhood (10-Minute Stories)