Monthly Archives: December 2013

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My story: Memories of Being Ticklish on a Hot Summer’s Day

My story needs three women to tell it.My story today deals with memories.

We all know that the older we get, the more our memories fail us: First kisses, the ways we spent our summer vacations and even being ticklish fade away with time. But what if your memories aren’t accurate to begin with? In today’s storytelling podcast episode Memories of Being Ticklish on a Hot Summer’s Day, a woman and her twin daughters have different ways of accessing the past and the present; each of them believes that their memories are the truth.

As an adult, are you afraid of being ticklish?

That’s my story. Tell me one of yours.

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Writing Contests: Nelson Algren Short Story Contest

Finish your entry to some writing contests.Dust off that short story you’ve been working on and submit it to some writing contests. The Chicago Tribune’s annual Nelson Algren Short Story Contest is now accepting submissions, and you could win up to $5,000. Even better: you can submit up to 2 stories with no entry fee.

Get all the rules and details here – you have until February 1, 2014, to enter.

Scroll through this page for the latest information on a variety of writing contests.

Good luck!

Writing Contests: Apex Christmas Fiction Contest

Pull out your quill and enter some writing contestsLooking to earn some extra money with some writing contests? Christmas can be a time of joy, tinsel and even dread. Apex Magazine is running is Merry Little Apex Christmas Flash Fiction contest and is looking for short stories about Christmas with a dark science fiction, horror or fantasy slant.

You’d better hurry: All entries are due by December 16; short stories should be 250 words or less. You can find all the submission details and guidelines here.

Scroll through this page for the latest information on a variety of writing contests.

Good luck!

Writing Contests: Saints and Sinners Short Fiction Contest

Writing contests require your final draftIf you are thinking of entering some writing contests this month, the fifth annual Saints and Sinners Short Fiction Contest is now accepting submissions.

Submit a previously unpublished story between 5,000 and 7,000 words that contains LGBT content on the loose theme of Saints and Sinners, and you could win up to $250. Rules and submission guidelines (please note it is $15 per entry) are located here. The deadline for entries is December 23, 2013.

Scroll through this page for the latest information on a variety of writing contests.

Good luck!