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Writer’s Digest has a short story competition coming up soon so get ready!

We’re looking for short stories! Think you can write a winning story in less than 1,500 words? Enter the 13th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition for your chance to win $3,000 in cash, get published in Writer’s Digest magazine, and a paid trip to our ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City! The winning entries will be on display in the 13th Annual Writer’s Digest Competition Collection.

Wondering what’s in it for you?

  • A chance to win $3,000 in cash
  • Get national exposure for your work
  • A paid trip to the ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City!

How to enter: register and pay online or download a printable entry form. (Entry fees are $20 per manuscript.)

William Faulkner's Underwood Universal Portabl...

William Faulkner’s Underwood Universal Portable sits in his office at Rowan Oak, which is now maintained by the University of Mississippi in Oxford as a museum. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Deadline: November 15, 2012 

One First Place Winner will receive:

  • $3,000 in cash
  • Their short story title published in Writer’s Digest magazine’s July/August issue
  • A paid trip to the ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City!
  • A copy of the 13th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection
  • A copy of the 2013 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market
  • A copy of the 2013 Guide to Literary Agents

The Second Place Winner will receive:

  • $1,500 in cash
  • Their short story title published in Writer’s Digest magazine’s July/August issue
  • A copy of the 13th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection
  • A copy of the 2013 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market
  • A copy of the 2013 Guide to Literary Agents

The Third Place Winner will receive:

  • $500 in cash
  • Their short story title published in Writer’s Digest magazine’s July/August issue
  • A copy of the 13th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection
  • A copy of the 2013 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market
  • A copy of the 2013 Guide to Literary Agents

Fourth through Tenth Place Winners will receive:

  • $100 in cash
  • Their short story titles published in Writer’s Digest magazine’s July/August issue
  • A copy of the 13th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection
  • A copy of the 2013 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market
  • A copy of the 2013 Guide to Literary Agents

Eleventh through Twenty-Fifth Place Winners will receive:

  • A $50 gift certificate for writersdigestshop.com
  • A copy of the 13th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection.

Deadline: November 15, 2012

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