Call for entries: The Writer 2012 Short-Story Contest
Published: January 20, 2012
This contest is now closed. If you have questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
Winners will be notified in August. Thank you!
Here's your chance to win money and get published! In collaboration with Gotham Writers' Workshop, we're pleased to bring you The Writer 2012 Short-Story Contest, which offers great prizes to the top three finishers!
• First 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.
• Second 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.
• Third 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.
We're looking for your original, unpublished short stories up to 2,000 words. Entries must be in English and submitted by the author, who must be at least 18 years old at the time of entry. 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. Complete rules and FAQs are available at WriterMag.GothamWriters.com.
Entry fee: $10 per story submitted.
Deadline: All entries must be submitted online by midnight (EDT) on April 30, 2012.
Judging: Editors at The Writer will read and judge each of the entries and select 20 finalists to pass on to the finalist judge Bret Anthony Johnston. Bret is the author of the award-winning short-story collection Corpus Christi: Stories, and the editor of the bestselling Naming the World and Other Exercises for the Creative Writer. More information can be found at bretanthonyjohnston.com.
Notification: Winners will be notified by e-mail by Aug. 15, 2012. All entrants will be notified of the results by Aug. 31, 2012.
Questions: If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources: Check out WriterMag.com for articles about writing short stories.