Short Short Story Competition

Deadline: November 15, 2016

We’re looking for short fiction stories! Think you can write a winning story in 1,500 words or less? Enter the 17th 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! The winning entries will be on display in the 16th Annual Writer’s Digest Competition Collection.

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Prizes

 

One First Place Winner will receive:

  • $3,000 in cash
  • Their short story title published in Writer’s Digest magazine’s July/August 2017 issue
  • A paid trip to the ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference!
  • A copy of the 17th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection
  • A copy of the 2017 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market
  • A copy of the 2017 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 2017 issue
  • A copy of the 17th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection
  • A copy of the 2017 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market
  • A copy of the 2017 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 2017 issue
  • A copy of the 17th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection
  • A copy of the 2017 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market
  • A copy of the 2017 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 2017 issue
  • A copy of the 17h Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection
  • A copy of the 2017 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market
  • A copy of the 2017 Guide to Literary Agents

Eleventh through Twenty-Fifth Place Winners will receive:

  • A $50 gift certificate for writersdigestshop.com
  • A copy of the 17th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection

How to Enter

  • All entries must be submitted online. Entries must be accompanied by the required entry fee (credit card information, check or money order made payable to F+W Media, Inc.). All checks will be cashed within 60 days of the competition final deadline. Entry fees are non-refundable.
  • Your entry must be original, in English, unpublished and unproduced, not accepted by any other publisher or producer at the time of submission. Writer’s Digest retains one-time nonexclusive publication rights to the winning entries to be published in a Writer’s Digest publication. Any piece posted online, anywhere other than a personal blog, is considered published.
  • All entries must be formatted to 8-1/2 x 11 or A4 paper. All manuscripts must be double-spaced. Entries files should not include name, address, and phone number in the upper left-hand corner of the first page since that information is collected on the form.
  • BE SURE OF YOUR WORD COUNT! Entries exceeding the word limits will be disqualified. Type the exact word count (counting every single word, except the title and contact information) at the top of the manuscript.
  • Due to U.S. Government restrictions we are unable to accept entries from Syria, Iran, North Korea, or Sudan.
  • For more information visit our Preparing Your Entry Page or our FAQ page.


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