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Short Story Contest 2015

short story writing contest 2015Source information from Writer’s Digest Magazine. About Short Story Writing Contest 2015. Top Prize $3,000.

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At Writer’s Digest, we don’t just publish information—we serve as a resource for writers who come to us for help. As such, we get a lot of questions about writing competitions. People want to know: How do they know if a contest is reputable, or if it’s worth the money to enter? Knowing that this is a personal decision dependent upon a lot of factors, our answer boils down to one piece of advice: Look at what you get for the entry fee.

Usually by that we mean to factor in the prestige of the competition, the value of the prizes, and how winning might advance your ultimate goals for your writing. But in the case of WD’s own Short Short Story Competition, we mean this advice even more literally. Because starting now, everyone who enters gets access to a live educational webinar that will tell you how to get more short stories published. The event, to take place in January 2015, will be available on demand afterwards for those who can’t attend. Ordinarily, our expert webinars command a price tag of $79-$99. Here, that’s included with the $25 it costs to enter your best short story into the running.

In my mind, that means that even if you lose, you win something. The webinar isn’t the only thing you’ll receive for entering, of course. All entrants have a shot at the top prize: $3,000 cash, a trip to the Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City, a feature on you and your winning story in Writer’s Digest magazine, even more exposure on WritersDigest.com, and copies of the 2015 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market and Guide to Literary Agents. All told, 25 writers will take home prizes, and the top 10 will see their names in WD magazine.

Eligible short stories are 1,500 words or fewer. Right now, in the midst of National Novel Writing Month, hundreds of thousands of writers worldwide have committed to writing more than 1,500 words every day this month to reach their 50,000-words goal. Isn’t it refreshing that for this challenge, all you need to enter is a single story, 1,500 words or fewer? What’s on your desktop right now? What might you write tonight, or even on your lunch break tomorrow?

You can’t win if you don’t enter. Whether or not you place in our top 25, you’ll be investing in the future of your writing by bettering your skills in one of our expertly instructed, first class webinars, at a fraction of the regular cost. And that’s a win-win for everyone.

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Writing Contest 2015

Writing Contest Driving Stories Deadline Januari – 2015

Writing Contest Summary:
Safe2Drive is seeking true stories about your experiences as a new or young driver to be published in our driver education course and textbook. What experiences challenged you? Made you proud of your defensive driving skills?

Your story must be true. Your story must be between 250-1,200 words.
If Your Story is Chosen You will be paid $100 for all rights to your work.
Submission Deadline: January 1, 2015
Please submit your story to safe2drive1@gmail.com

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short story writing contest

Writing Contest Driving Stories Deadline Januari – 2015

Submission Deadline: January 1, 2015

Please submit your story to safe2drive1@gmail.com

Safe2Drive is seeking true stories about your experiences as a new or young driver to be published in our driver education course and textbook. We want to hear from teens about what it’s really like out there on the road. What experiences challenged you? Changed you? Scared you straight? Made you proud of your defensive driving skills?

Below are some of the topics you may choose to write about, though you are not required to write about any of these topics as long as your story is related to driving.

  • Getting your permit or license 
  • Challenges or fears you faced when you first started driving 
  • Mistakes you made or witnessed while driving 
  • Aggressive driving or road rage 
  • Drinking and driving 
  • Texting and driving 
  • Being distracted while behind the wheel 
  • A time you did or did not use IPDE 
  • An accident caused by tailgating or not using proper space management 
  • Giving the right-of-way correctly/incorrectly 
  • Parallel parking 
  • Sharing the road with trucks, motorcycles or vulnerable roadway users 
  • Vehicle breakdowns or malfunctions 
  • Taking a road trip 

Writing Guidelines

  • Your story must be written in the first person and be about you. 
  • Your story must be true. No fictional accounts. 
  • Your story must be between 250-1,200 words. 

Writing Tips

  1. Make it a story—something funny, exciting, or scary—that readers can relate to. We are not looking for an essay with a thesis or a journalistic article that you would see in a newspaper. This should feel personal. 
  2. Try incorporating dialogue and descriptions of the people and setting to draw the reader in and make them feel like they are really there, experiencing this along with you. Try evoking the five senses. 
  3. Think about having a beginning, middle, and end to the story. In the beginning, you should introduce the setting (i.e. time and place). 
  4. Start as close to the main action/event as possible. 

If Your Story is Chosen

  • If we choose your story for publication in our course, we will notify you by email and request your permission to publish it. You will be paid $100 for all rights to your work. You may use a pen name if you do not feel comfortable using your real name.

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