LAST CHANCE TO ENTER: $3,000 for 1,500 Words – The WD Short Short Competition

NEW: All who enter will get a special pass to attend a LIVE WEBINAR. So win, lose or draw, you still get access to the webinar. Details below. 

Can you write 1,500 words today? Because if so, that’s all it takes to enter Writer’s Digest’s Short Short Story Competition. Maybe it’s a short story? Maybe it’s a chapter of your book that can work as a stand alone? Either way, 1,500 words is all you need for a chance to win $3,000 and a free trip to next year’s Writer’s Digest Conference in NYC. The deadline is today, December 15.

And, just by signing up, all writers who enter will be provided with a special pass to attend a live webinar conducted by award-winning author Jacob Appel.

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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
  • NEW-All entrants will be provided with a special pass to attend a live webinar conducted by award-winning author Jacob Appel.*

The deadline is today, December 15.

Click here to enter now here >>

NEW-All entrants will be provided with a special pass to attend a live webinar conducted by award-winning author Jacob Appel.

Marketing Short Fiction:  The Art & Science of Literary Publishing

The age of the Internet has led to an explosion of outlets for short fiction. Literally several thousand journals, both in print and on line, offer respectable venues for publication. How should an aspiring author choose among them? And what are the secrets to success in the publication game? In this live webinar, an award-winning author who has garnered more than two hundred acceptance letters and 20,000 rejection slips in the course of his efforts to publish short fiction offers his “tricks of the trade” on such subjects as market selection and submission, contests, cover letters, “best of” anthologies, red flags, how to build a portfolio that will appeal to agents, and how to market a collection. The purpose of this session is to demystify the submission and selection process, ultimately leading to a more impressive acceptance to submission ratio. While writing is an art, publishing short fiction is as much a science as a creative endeavor – one that the determined and informed writer can master. After devoting so much time, energy and emotion to creating short stories why should an author leave publication to chance?

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4 thoughts on “LAST CHANCE TO ENTER: $3,000 for 1,500 Words – The WD Short Short Competition

  1. tbstroh03

    I have a few questions if that is okay?
    1) Is there someone that I can speak with directly that has basic knowledge of the writing industry that works at Writers Digest?
    2) Can I enter the above competition by submitting a few chapters of a children’s book? The one thing is that it will not end the a story, just leave one hanging, is this acceptable?
    Please advise,
    Thomas Strohmeyer
    tbstroh03@yahoo.com

    1. Brian A. Klems Post author

      1. While our editors don’t take specific calls for writing advice, we do recommend taking a webinar with a literary agent. In these webinars you are able to ask any question you want and all questions get answered. For a list of upcoming, visit this link: http://www.writersdigestshop.com/browse-by-product/seminars/live-webinars?lid=wdbkwebinars

      2. Yes, you can enter with the chapters of a children’s book, so long as the word count falls below 1,500 words.

      Brian
      Online Editor

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