Think you can write a winning story in 1, words or less? My short short story was awarded 13th place. Will it be in the next edition of the WD magazine? Stephen Michael Berberich.
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I was sent a discount code for my entry in the mail, but that number was refused when I tried to use it. Is there a problem with the entry site? If not, why were these discount code mailed out? Do we get to see any information prior to the deadline, like the names of who else entered and what the title of their work is? Can you please help?
Thank you, Mohan. Please see the top of this page. This competition does not open until June. It has an early-bird deadline of May 4. You must be logged in to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Want to manage your competitions account?
Log In Here. Already Entered? You can edit or manage your entry HERE.The competition has a thirty-nine year history of literary excellence, and Lorian Hemingway and her small judging panel are dedicated to enthusiastically supporting the efforts and talent of writers of short fiction whose voices have yet to be heard.
Honorable mentions will also be awarded to entrants whose work demonstrates promise. The journal contains some of the finest contemporary fiction and poetry in print, and the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition is both proud and grateful to be associated with such a reputable publication. Winners of our competition will be posted in late on our website, and also on our Facebook page. Only the first-place entrant will be notified personally. Please do not mail your entries at this time.
We are updating our P. Box and will notify you on this website when this is complete. For more information, please explore this website or e-mail: shortstorykeywest hushmail. There are no theme or genre restrictions.
Copyright remains the property of the author. Writers who have been published by an online magazine or who have self-published will be considered on an individual basis. Submission requirements: Submissions may be sent via regular mail or submitted online. Please visit our online submissions page for complete instructions regarding online submissions. Writers may submit multiple entries, but each must be accompanied by a separate entry fee and separate cover sheet.
We do accept simultaneous submissions; however, the writer must notify us if a story is accepted for publication or wins an award or places in any way in another competition i. No entry confirmation will be given unless requested. No SASE is required. Our entrants are judged anonymously.
Manuscripts will not be returned. These requirements apply for both online and by-mail submissions. Entries postmarked after September 1, will not be accepted. Entries submitted online after September 1, will not be accepted. Writers may submit for the competition beginning September 2, Entry fees for online submissions may be paid with PayPal. Announcement of Winners and Honorable Mentions Winners of our competition will be posted in late on our website, and also on our Facebook page.
Author Lorian Hemingway.Enter our 89th Annual Writing Competition for your chance to win and have your work be seen by editors and agents! Almost winners will be chosen. Prizes One Grand Prize winner will receive :.
I entered in the poem category. I do it for fun though. Thank you for putting up such competition. I am entered in the short story competition. For the additional fee, can I also enter that story into this competition? I started a blog with other authors. We took turns posting our stories on WordPress.
I consider this my personal blog but wonder if you see it that way or if you consider the pieces previously published. Hi, I had quick question. If a book was briefly published online but is no longer published, could that be entered?
Regarding the terms of submitting works that are not published, does a poem entered in a Booksie contest count? I have a question. Can I submit poems that have been published on my blogs on Medium. Do these count as personal blogs or as third party sources?
Thanks so much! My question is this: Can I enter a piece I submitted online as an assignment for an online workshop to the WD competition? Thanks for your response. MS Word counts them as one word, so I want to be sure to give the correct word count based on the competition standards.
If your word processing program counts them as one word then we will count them as one word. Thanks for your inquiry. Science fiction stories are included in the Genre category. They might miss reaching some writers who think this contest is only for that type of writing. You must be logged in to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
Want to manage your competitions account? Log In Here. Already Entered? You can edit or manage your entry HERE. The Grand Prize winning piece and the 1st place winning piece in each category will be published on WritersDigest.
All entries must be submitted online. All entries must be in English. Self-published work in blogs, on social media, etc. For the script category, only unproduced scripts will be considered. Entries in the Print or Online Article category may be previously published.
It is preferred that an entry be formatted to 8.When they work, they hit, they explode, and you never forget them. Mogford Short Story Prize is for work with food and drink at its heart. Submissions may be up to 25 pages. The closing deadline is 10 January. Let Your Hair Down Speculative Writing Contest is open to speculative fiction up to words, as well as to poetry and creative nonfiction. The closing deadline is 20 January.
To enter writers must provide a story of up to words. The closing deadline is 31 January. Stories can be up to words and entrants must be a legal resident of the United States. There is no entry fee. Iowa Review Awards is open to short fiction of up to 25 pages double spacedas well as poetry and nonfiction.
Newcastle Short Story Award is open to Australian writers aged over The closing deadline is 4 February.
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Stories must be under words and can be on any theme. The closing deadline is 13 February. The award attracted over entries from countries. The closing deadline is 15 February. Desperate Literature Short Fiction Prize will be awarded for an original work of short fiction under words. Stories may be up to 10, words in length and all entries will be considered for publication.
The closing deadline is 1 March. Entries must be words minimum, words maximum.The Short Story Challenge is officially underway! Best of luck to the 4, writers participating from around the world. There are 4 rounds of competition this year. Feedback from the judges is provided for every submission and there are thousands in cash and prizes for the winners. Sound like fun? Join the competition below and get ready for January 17th! Registration is now closed.
There will be many more exciting challenges inso make sure to join our mailing list or follow us on facebook or twitter to be the first to know when they are announced. Thank you! While we send e-mails at the beginning of each round to all registered writers, many times e-mails go to junk mail folders, spam, or are blocked by servers for unknown reasons.
We recommend that everyone marks their calendars with the start dates of each round, especially the first challenge at PM EST on January 17, so that you know when to expect an e-mail.
Use the "Add to Calendar" buttons below to add to your calendar! Not only does every writer receive feedback from the judges for every story submitted, but a special review forum is available for the participants to submit their stories for review from fellow writers throughout the competition.
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All Rights Reserved. Add to Calendar. April Carrie S. Kim B. Whew, now to rest and wake up tomorrow beset with anxiety and fear while I wait.
Dave M. Nothing like a tight deadline to get the creative juices flowing. Miguel R.Jump to navigation Skip to content. We carefully review the practices and policies of each contest before including it. Ours is the most trusted resource for legitimate writing contests available anywhere. The winner also receives 50 copies of a The editors will judge. Using only the online submission Using only the online submission system, submit up to three poems Series editors Hayan The winner also receives For the The winning story will be considered for publication in Moment Magazine Publishers or translators may Using only the online submission system, submit up to Dennis Norris II will judge.
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Order Asc Desc. Omnidawn Publishing. Single Poem Broadside Poetry Prize. Genre: Poetry. Hidden River Arts. Panther Creek Nonfiction Book Award. Genre: Creative Nonfiction. F r iction.Writing contests can be a wonderful way to motivate budding writers to produce their very best work.
Contests can also provide much-deserved recognition for a young writer's hard work — check out six national contests below. The contest offers several categories relevant to short story writers: short story, flash fictionscience fiction, humor, and writing portfolio graduating seniors only.
Who can enter? What do winners receive? Winners may also receive certificates of recognition and opportunities for publication. How are entries judged? The awards cite three judging criteria: "Originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal vision or voice. The judges change every year, but they always include people who are highly accomplished in their field.
When is the deadline? Competition guidelines are updated in September, and submissions are usually accepted from September through early January. Regional Gold Key winners will automatically advance to the national competition. How do I enter? All students begin by entering a regional competition based on their ZIP code.
See the guidelines for additional information. Bennington College has long distinguished itself in the literary arts, with a highly respected MFA program, exceptional faculty, and noteworthy alumni including writers such as Jonathan Lethem, Donna Tartt, and Kiran Desai.
The submission period usually starts in early September and runs through November 1. Stories are judged by faculty and students at Bennington College. Both are published on the Bennington College website. Watch their website for guidelines and sign up to be notified when the entry period opens. Note that every story must be sponsored by a high school teacher. Sponsored by the Ann Arbor District Library Michigan and the Friends of the Ann Arbor District Library, this contest has won my heart because it's sponsored locally but appears to have opened its arms to entries from teens around the world.
Their website states that they've received entries from "as far away as the United Arab Emirates. They showcase a generous list of winners and honorable mentions and publish a large array of the entries. What a way to acknowledge teens' hard work!