The Writer’s 2011 Short-Story Contest

Posted on January 28, 2011


The Writer is partnering with Gotham Writers’ Workshop to bring you the 2011 Short-Story Contest. They are looking for original, previously unpublished short stories. No explicit sex, graphic language or graphic violence. Entries will be judged based on creativity, sense of story, characterization, and overall quality of writing, including grammar, punctuation and syntax. Writers may submit more than one story, but each story must be accompanied by a separate entry fee.

Open to: Writers 18 years and over

Word length: 2,000 words or less

Prizes: 1st Prize – $1,000; 2nd Prize – $300; 3rd Prize – $200
All winners also receive free enrollment in an online workshop, publication at, and one-year subscription to The Writer.

Finalist judge: Michelle Wildgen, novelist and executive editor at Tin House.

Entry fee: $10

Deadline: April 30, 2011

How to submit: Use online entry form. Click on “Enter the Contest”. Mailed entries will not be accepted.

For complete rules and guidelines go to 2011 Short-Story Contest Rules

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