The Writer’s 2011 Short Story Contest

Posted on April 18, 2011

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Once again, The Writer magazine is partnering with Gotham Writers’ Workshop to bring you the 2011 Short-Story Contest. They are looking for bold, original short stories. The story must be previously unpublished in a book, nationally distributed periodical or Web-based magazine. Entries must be in English and submitted by the author. 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:  All writers 18 years and older

Genre:  Short story, previously unpublished

Word length:  2,000 words or less

Prizes:
1st prize – $1,000; a free 10-week creative writing workshop offered online by Gotham Writers’ Workshop ($420 value); publication in The Writer and on WriterMag.com; and a one-year subscription to The Writer.

2nd prize – $300; free enrollment in a four-week How to Get Published seminar taught online by a literary agent and Gotham Writers’ Workshop ($150 value); publication on WriterMag.com; and a one-year subscription to The Writer.

3rd prize – $200; free enrollment in a four-week How to Get Published seminar taught online by a literary agent and Gotham Writers’ Workshop ($150 value); publication on WriterMag.com; and a one-year subscription to The Writer.

Entry fee:  $10 per entry

Deadline:  April 30, 2011

How to submit:  All stories must be submitted through the Gotham Writers’ Workshop online submissions manager.

2011 Short Story Contest Rules

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