Short Short Story Competition

The deadline for this year’s Short Short Story Competition has passed and is no longer accepting entries. However, take a look at other writing contests sponsored by Writer’s Digest.

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2nd draft critique | short story contest Planning on entering your short story into next year’s Short Short Story Competition? Have a second set of eyes review your story’s plot, characterization, dialogue, and setting with 2nd Draft Short Story Critiques. All you have to do is submit five to 30 pages from your short story. In return, you will receive detailed feedback on your story’s strengths and weaknesses from a professional critique editor.

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