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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.

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Up for the challenge?

In 750 words or fewer, funny, sad or stirring, send your entry to yourstorycontest@fwmedia.com, and/or post it in the Comments section below and I’ll enter it in the competition. By posting below, you’ll also be automatically entered in our occasional around-the-office swag drawings. (If you’re having trouble with the captcha code sticking, feel free to e-mail your story to me at writersdigest@fwmedia.com, with “Promptly” in the subject line, and I’ll make sure it gets up.) ??The latest prompt (deadline: Sept. 10), from our September issue, follows. Good luck!

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WRITING PROMPT: Your Story No. 28??

During your weekly housecleaning you find an unfamiliar cell phone in the cushions of your couch—but can’t recall having had any recent visitors. It rings.

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Want more writing prompts and exercises? Brian Kiteley has packed more than 200 wildly original ones into his 3 A.M. Epiphany. Check it out here.


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