Your Story Prompts

Your Story 37 Winner: Anonymous

Prompt: After being pulled over for speeding, your character finds something important while looking for her registration in the glove compartment. Once again, you’ve made the Your Story competition a success. Thanks to everyone who participated in the competition (either by entering, reading or voting). Out of more than 600 entries, readers helped us...

Contest: You won't believe what came in the mail today…

Bring on the romance, horror, romantic horror, lit fiction, thrillers, sci-fi, uppers, downers, fantastical creatures (leprechauns?), cheating husbands, cowboys, cowgirls, astronauts, teachers, students and everything and anything in between—it’s time to once again open WD’s doors for the eclectically awesome submissions to our Your Story competition. For a shot at getting your work published...

What happened when the circus rolled into town? Tell us, and you might get published in WD

Horror stories. Literary fiction. Any and all permutations of “__-Lit.” Pastiches. Romances. Heroes. Villains. Leprechauns (it’s a phenomenon—there are always a few, no matter the prompt). It’s time once again to open WD’s doors for the eclectically great submissions to our Your Story competition. Want a shot at getting published in the magazine? Pen...

Contest: Get your fiction published in Writer's Digest magazine

Once again, it’s time to bring out your jealous lovers, leprechauns, hard-boiled cops, vampires, construction workers and all protagonists in between—it’s time for our Your Story competition, a chance to appear in the only fiction spot in Writer’s Digest magazine. Up for the challenge? In 750 words or fewer, funny, sad or stirring, send...

Get Your Short Fiction Published in WD

In Writer’s Digest magazine, we have only one spot for fiction—the Your Story contest. Readers write pieces in response to an open prompt in every issue, and after magazine staffers narrow down the entries, the members of our online communities vote on their favorites. Ultimately, one winner takes our lone fiction spot. (The most...

Promptly Special: Get Published in WD Magazine

Seven people board a small boat for a tour of the islands, but when the boat returns to the dock, only six people remain on board. —From The Writer’s Book of Matches by the staff of fresh boiled peanuts: a literary journal Hey writers, Quandary: In WD magazine, we’re typically cramped for open space,...