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This competition is now closed. Winners will be notified by February 28, 2014. Winners’ names will appear in the July/August 2014 issue of Writer’s Digest magazine.

We’re looking for short stories! Think you can write a winning story in less than 1,500 words? Enter the 14th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition for your chance to win $3,000 in cash, get published in Writer’s Digest magazine, and a paid trip to our ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City! The winning entries will be on display in the 14th Annual Writer’s Digest Competition Collection.

Wondering what’s in it for you?

  • A chance to win $3,000 in cash
  • Get national exposure for your work
  • A paid trip to the ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City

How to enter: register and pay online or download a printable entry form. (Early-Bird Entry fees are $20 per manuscript.)

 

Early-Bird Entry Deadline: November 15, 2013

Entry Deadline: December 16, 2013 CLOSED

One First Place Winner will receive:

  • $3,000 in cash
  • Their short story title published in Writer’s Digest magazine’s July/August issue
  • A paid trip to the ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City!
  • A copy of the 14th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection
  • A copy of the 2014 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market
  • A copy of the 2014 Guide to Literary Agents

The Second Place Winner will receive:

  • $1,500 in cash
  • Their short story title published in Writer’s Digest magazine’s July/August issue
  • A copy of the 14th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection
  • A copy of the 2014 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market
  • A copy of the 2014 Guide to Literary Agents

The Third Place Winner will receive:

  • $500 in cash
  • Their short story title published in Writer’s Digest magazine’s July/August issue
  • A copy of the 14th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection
  • A copy of the 2014 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market
  • A copy of the 2014 Guide to Literary Agents

Fourth through Tenth Place Winners will receive:

  • $100 in cash
  • Their short story titles published in Writer’s Digest magazine’s July/August issue
  • A copy of the 14th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection
  • A copy of the 2014 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market
  • A copy of the 2014 Guide to Literary Agents

Eleventh through Twenty-Fifth Place Winners will receive:

  • A $50 gift certificate for writersdigestshop.com
  • A copy of the 14th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection

 

 

Early-Bird Deadline: November 15, 2013

Entry Deadline: December 16, 2013 CLOSED

Be sure to check out more writing contests sponsored by Writer’s Digest.


About 14th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Story Competition Collection
This special competition collection features the winning entries by the top 25 winners. You can purchase a copy online or order by mailing in the printable entry form. (You are not required to purchase the collection to enter the competition.)


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