StoryADay is a creativity challenge and online community, centered around the StoryADay May short story challenge (write and finish a story every day in May).

StoryADay September 2021 Press Release

The challenge repeats each September. Throughout the year, StoryADay features weekly Write On Wednesday writing assignments, as well as short story reviews, articles on creativity, productivity and the craft of writing. It is also home to the weekly StoryADay podcast.


StoryaDay May was founded in 2010 by Julie Duffy, after a long, unproductive Pennsylvania winter. She chose May because April was Poetry Month and StoryADay May rhymed! Now, May is known Short Story Month, celebrated by writers, publishers and the wider reading community.

Praise for StoryADay

StoryADay has been chosen as one of Writer’s Digest’s 101 Best Websites for Writers annually since 2017, and its podcast was named one of their favorite podcasts for writers.

About Julie Duffy (50 words)

Julie Duffy founded the creative writing challenge in 2010. She has written for Writer’s Digest, Writer’s Journal, Flash Fiction Online and is a columnist for Her fiction has appeared in print anthologies and online.

Originally from Scotland, she lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.

Julie Duffy – Longer Bio

Julie Duffy is the founder and director of the creativity challenge where she has blogged about the creative life and short stories since 2010. StoryADay is the host of annual short story writing challenges in May and September, other courses and community resources for creative inspiration including the popular StoryADay podcast. She regularly talks at writers’ groups and conferences about creativity and writing.

As well as writing short stories, Julie has written for Writer’s Digest, Writer’s Journal, and was the genre columnist for Flash Fiction Chronicles. She has created websites for small businesses, moved from her native Scotland to Pennsylvania (somewhat to her surprise), and was, once upon a time, the Director of Author Services at the first author-focused print-on-demand publishing company in the US. She and the company’s founders shared a belief that if you want to live a creative life, nothing should hold you back.

Julie is currently working on making the transition to ‘novelist’, even though she will always love short stories. She knits and juggles, though rarely at the same time. You can find out more at


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Julie Duffy (photo credit Eviana Vergara)
Julie Duffy (photo credit: Eviana Vergara)
Julie Duffy (photo credit: Eviana Vergara)

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Name: StoryADay (not Story-A-Day or storyaday or A Story A Day):

Abbreviation: StADa (not SAD)

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