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Writing Contests: For Women

Enter writing contests to tell your storyBudding female authors with an unpublished full-length work are encouraged to enter one of Carolina Wren Press’s annual writing contests for women. The nonprofit organization is inviting women to submit their novel, short story collection or memoir to win the Doris Bakwin Award, which includes a $1,000 prize and publication.The organization is accepting submissions through March 31, 2014, via submittable. All the guidelines for submission entries can be found on the Carolina Wren Press website.Good luck, ladies!

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Writing Contests: Writer’s Digest – Opening Sentence

Writing contests require your final draftWriter’s Digest hold several writing contests throughout the year, and the current one is asking for a simple sentence. Well, maybe not that simple. Go to the digest’s website and take a look at the photo they have posted there. Once you’ve done that, come up with the opening sentence to the story that goes with that picture. Keep in mind, they just want one sentence (of 25 words or less), and it can be serious. funny, intriguing – however you want to go.

Make sure to use the submission form online to upload your entry and keep in mind that all entries are due by April 14, 2014.

Good luck!

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My Story: The Virus Is the Cure

My story today features a beautiful virus.A familiar, soft buzzing noise is at the heart of my story.

It’s amazing how that little buzz/ping/beep has integrated into our days. There is the phantom buzz where you think you heard your phone, but aren’t sure. And there is even the buzz check where you haven’t heard a buzz in so long, you have to check your battery.

But what if there was just silence? Imagine that your phone stopped talking to you.

There was once a time when he had to corral people and demand they stack their phones in the center of the conference table just to keep their attention for the 15-minute meeting. He thought of how they would look now – a tower of empty boxes.

Listen to: The Virus Is the Cure.

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Writing Contests: Shattered Soul Stone

Enter writing contests to tell your storyIf you are a tight writer, you may be able to knock out one of the writing contests by Shattered Soul Stone in one day. The podcast is sponsoring a Diablo-themed contest, but here’s the catch: You only get 100 words.

That’s right — exactly 100 words.

Email your entries to show@shatteredsoulstone.com with the subject line “100 Words Story Contest” to be considered. For an example of what they are looking for, you can visit their blog here. All entries are due on by March 21, 2014.

Good luck!

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Writing Contests: Bosque Fiction Prize

Writing contests require your final draftLooking to add a spring to your step with some writing contests? The Bosque Fiction Prize is open to fiction works that do not exceed 5,000 words. Winning entries will receive publication in the magazine as well as a cash prize up to $1,000. To enter, submit your original work and $22 entry fee to the magazine’s online submission site. All manuscripts should be devoid of personal information and ready for judging.

Hurry, entries are due March 31, 2014. Good luck!

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