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

Publish date:

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 a short story of 750 words or fewer based on the prompt below. Then, post the story in the comments section of Promptly, or e-mail it to yourstorycontest@fwmedia.com (entries must be pasted directly into the body of the e-mail; no attachments).

Prize: Publication.
Deadline: Feb. 10.
Rule: One entry per person.
Leprechauns: Not required, but welcome.

Hope to see your story. Good luck.


Your Story #32
(If you want to post your story in the comments section for other writers to read but the Captcha code isn’t working, e-mail the piece to me at writersdigest@fwmedia.com with “Promptly” in the subject line, and I’ll make sure it gets up.)

Begin your story with the following sentence: “It was on a bright, starry night that the traveling circus rolled into town.”


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