Short Takes

Have a fresh, exciting story that’s longer than a flash fiction piece, but shorter than a long short story? A story that barrels along and weighs in at 1,500 words or less? If so, then you might want to pull it from your files or your computer, polish it until it sparkles, and consider entering it in the 17th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition. The deadline: December 15, 2016.

The winning entries will all be featured in the 17th Annual Writer’s Digest Competition Collection. In addition:

The First Place Winner will receive: $3,000 in cash and have his/her short story title published in Writer’s Digest magazine’s July/August 2017 issue. The winner will also receive a paid trip to the 2017 Writer’s Digest Conference along with a collection of helpful writing resources.

The Second Place Winner will receive: $1,500 in cash and have his/her short story title published in Writer’s Digest magazine’s July/August 2017 issue. He or she will also receive a collection of helpful writing resources.

The Third Place Winner will receive: $500 in cash and have his/her short title published in Writer’s Digest magazine’s July/August 2017 issue, and will receive with a collection of helpful writing resources.

Your entry must be original, in English, unpublished, not accepted by any other publisher at the time of submission. Any piece posted online, anywhere other than a personal blog, is considered published.Writer’s Digest retains one-time nonexclusive rights to the stories.

If you submit, be sure to double-check your word count. Any stories over 1500 words will be disqualified. When you enter your story, type the exact word count (every single word, except the title and contact information) at the top of the manuscript.

For more information, visit: http://www.writersdigest.com/writers-digest-competitions/short-short-story-competition. And write on!

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About karinwritesdangerously

I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
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