The Writer Magazine Contests

Posted on May 23, 2008


The contests keep on coming this month.

The Writer Magazine has a couple great opportunities to win some extra gas money, beginning with the New Writers’ Exchange Contest. The deadline is coming up in one week so you’ll need to get busy to enter this one.

New Writers’ Exchange Contest

Deadline: May 31, 2008

Writing is serious business. But funny things do happen. We all make silly mistakes, some more humiliating than others. At the time, your blunder probably seemed unbearably embarrassing, but looking back on it – it was pretty funny.

Here’s a chance to show your sense of humor by sharing a favorite faux pas from your writing career. Send us your story and we’ll publish the most entertaining entries in a future issue of The Writer and/or online at

Word length: 50 – 250 words

Payment: $50, plus publication and one year subscription to The Writer

How to submit: Send email with Word attachment to:

The Writer 2008 Short-Story Contest

Genre: Mystery

Word length: 2,000 words or less

Deadline: June 30, 2008

1st Place – $1,000; The first-place entry, along with the finalist judge’s comments, will be published in The Writer magazine.
2nd Place – $300
3rd Place – $200, third place
All three winning entries will be posted on The Writer Web site.

Finalist judge: Mystery novelist William G. Tapply

Entry fee: $10 per entry, payable to The Writer.

How to submit: Click here to download the entry form
Or by mail to:
2008 Short-Story Contest
The Writer
PO Box 1612
Waukesha, WI 53187-1612

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