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Six Writer’s Digest Short Story Competitions

I just received a notice from Writer’s Digest, announcing six short story competitions in six different genres:  http://tinyurl.com/3bdoueq. In each genre, the first prize is $1000, plus $100 worth of Writer’s Digest books, and the 2012 Novel & Short Story … Continue reading

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Writer’s Digest Monthly Short-Short Story Contest

In addition to a number of annual contests, Writer’s Digest hosts a monthly short-short fiction challenge.  They provide a prompt, often just an opening sentence.  Interested writers submit a story of 750 words or less.  The WD judges select five finalists, … Continue reading

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Summer Writing Contests

It seems like the “contest scene” picks up steam during the second half of the year.  I know there are round-the-calendar listings, but I tend to jot the URL’s on postIt notes and lose them, so I mostly wait for … Continue reading

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80th Annual Writer’s Digest Competition

This contest has been around longer than most of us have been alive (which is no guarantee of anything, but still…).  It offers six cash awards in each of ten categories, and one grand prize of $3000.  Deadline is May … Continue reading

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Another Short Short Story Competition

Here is another short-short story contest, this one with no restrictions other than word count.  It is sponsored by the Sacramento Branch of the California Writer’s club, but listed as open to all writers. 750 word maximum, March 31 deadline. … Continue reading

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750 Word Short Short Story Contest

Could you write a 750 word story with bars and restaurants as the theme?  How about for $1000 and the chance to have your story broadcast on the Selected Shorts public radio series?   Those are the prizes in the 2011 … Continue reading

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Hint Fiction Contest Winners – and Two More Competitions

I almost missed the email, but here is a link to the winner and some of the runner-up entries from the Gotham Writer’s Workshop 25 word story contest that I mentioned here earlier. In addition to enjoying the stories, scroll down to … Continue reading

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Short Short Story Competition

This one is from Writer’s Digest, for stories of 1500 words or less, due Dec. 1. http://writersdigest.com/short PRIZES First Place: $3,000 and a trip to the Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City Second Place: $1,500 Third Place: $500 Fourth … Continue reading

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