Category Archives: Writing Contests

Writing Contest: Writer’s Digest Prompt

Pull out your quill and enter some writing contestsFor this writing contest, Writer’s Digest has provided a photo and they want you to write the opening sentence (25 words or fewer) to a story based on it.

From there it is all yours – be funny, be dramatic, be clever – just be done in time to submit your entry by February 23, 2015. You can find submission details here.

Good luck!

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Writing Contest: Toronto Star Short Story Contest

Enter writing contests to tell your storyIf you are a writer in Canada, then you are probably already familiar with this writing contest. But, if not, it’s time for you to learn about the annual Toronto Star Short Story Contest. As one of the most lucrative competitions in Canada, the contest gives writers a chance to win $5,000 plus the tuition fee for a 30-week creative writing correspondence program at the Humber School for Writers.

Want in? Ontario residents only need to submit a previously unpublished short story (any topic) that is under 2,500 words. There is a limit of one entry per author.

Authors have until February 27, 2015 to submit their works. You can find the rules around submissions here.

Good luck!

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Writing Contest: Writer’s Digest Prompt

Choose your weapon for these writing contestsFor this writing contest, Writer’s Digest will provide you with the first sentence and leave you to fill out the rest. In 750 words or less, finish this thought:

I knew it was a mistake the moment it was over.

From there it is all yours – be funny, be dramatic, be clever – just be done in time to submit your entry by November 24, 2014. You can find submission details here.

Good luck!

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Writing Contests: This one’s for the South

Pull out your quill and enter some writing contestsSometimes a writing contest needs a little Southern charm. Writers who reside within 150 miles of Memphis are invited to submit their works to this year’s short story contest cosponsored by The Booksellers at Laurelwood and Burke’s Book Store and Memphis magazine.

Entries do not have to have a Southern or Memphis theme, but they should stay within the word count of 3,000 and 4,500 words. All entries should be submitted with a $10 entry fee, and should be entered before February 1, 2015.

For all the entry details visit Memphis magazine’s submission site.

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Writing Contests: Creative Loafing

Enter writing contests to tell your storyCreative Loafing’s writing contest  for this year is based around the theme of “Crush.” Come up with 3,000 words or less on the idea of puppy love or use the theme as a metaphor and you could be a winner of $500. The magazine warns that the word limit is strictly enforced, so count carefully.

To enter, submit your work to Creative Loafing’s submission site before 5 pm on November 3, 2014.

Good luck!

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