Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Writer Magazine Short Story Contest

Just got this from The Writer magazine. So heads up:


Call for entries: The Writer's 2011 Short-Story Contest
Published: January 7, 2011
The Writer is pleased to announce its 2011 Short-Story Contest is open!

Once again, we're partnering with Gotham Writers' Workshop to bring you this contest, which offers great prizes to the top three finishers: • First prize: $1,000; a free 10-week creative writing workshop offered online by Gotham Writers' Workshop ($420 value); publication in The Writer and on WriterMag.com; and a one-year subscription to The Writer. • Second prize: $300; free enrollment in a four-week How to Get Published seminar taught online by a literary agent and Gotham Writers' Workshop ($150 value); publication on WriterMag.com; and a one-year subscription to The Writer. • Third prize: $200; free enrollment in a four-week How to Get Published seminar taught online by a literary agent and Gotham Writers' Workshop ($150 value); publication on WriterMag.com; and a one-year subscription to The Writer.

We're looking for your original short stories up to 2,000 words. The story must be previously unpublished in a book, nationally distributed periodical or Web-based magazine. Entries must be in English and submitted by the author, who must be at least 18 years old at the time of entry. No explicit sex, graphic language or graphic violence. Entries will be judged based on creativity, sense of story, characterization, and overall quality of writing, including grammar, punctuation and syntax. Writers may submit more than one story, but each story must be accompanied by a separate entry fee. Complete rules and guidelines are available at WriterMag.GothamWriters.com.
Entry fee: $10 per story submitted.
Deadline: All entries must be submitted online by midnight (EST) on April 30, 2011.

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