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Short Short Story Competition

ENTER NOW! Deadline: December 14, 2020. Writer’s Digest’s competition for short fiction. Send us your best...in 1,500 words or fewer.

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Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition Winner: Quitting Time by Gregory Jeffers

Congratulations to Gregory Jeffers! Read "Quitting Time," his winning entry to the 20th Annual Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition.

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Announcing the Winners of the 20th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition

Congratulations to the winners of the 20th Annual Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition!

The Winners of the 19th Annual Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition

Congratulations to the winners of the 19th Annual Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition! WD is proud to announce the top 25 winners.

WD Short Short Competition Winner—Reena Shah

19th Annual WD Short Short Story Competition Winner: Hari Om Senior Center by Reena Shah

Read "Hari Om Senior Center" by Reena Shah, the winning entry of the 19th Annual Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition.

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Interview with Reena Shah, Winner of the WD 19th Annual Short Short Story Competition

Read an interview with Reena Shah, winner of the 19th Annual WD Short Short Story Competition.

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The Winners of the 18th Annual Short Short Story Competition

Writer’s Digest would like to congratulate the winners of the 18th Annual Short Short Story Competition. Each year, writers submit their very best short stories of 1,500 words or fewer.

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Extended Q&A with WD’s 2017 Short Short Story Competition Winner

Writer’s Digest would like to congratulate the winners of the 18th Annual Short Short Fiction Competition. Each year, writers submit their very best short stories of 1,500 words or fewer. This year, “Beneath the Cracks” by Nicole Disney bested more than 3,000 entries. Read a Q&A with her here.

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18th Annual WD’s Short Short Story Competition Winner: “Beneath the Cracks”

Writer’s Digest would like to congratulate the winners of the 18th Annual Short Short Story Competition. Each year, writers submit their very best short stories of 1,500 words or fewer. This year, “Beneath the Cracks” by Nicole Disney bested more than 3,000 entries. Read the story here.

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Short Short Fiction FB Chat with Grant Faulkner on Friday, May 1

To celebrate National Short Story Month, Grant will join us this Friday, May 1, on our Facebook page and answer your questions about short story writing from 9 a.m - 11 a.m. Eastern Time. Here's how it will work ...

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The Shortest Short Story Contest (Free w/Prizes)

Over the coming month thousands of writers (including you, perhaps?) will take a stab at knocking out 50,000 words in just 30 days for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). But before the marathon hits, we wanted to do a short race--a super short race--and give you an opportunity to write The Shortest Short Story you can write. In fact, we'll give away a prize to the best one. Here's how it works.