The Writers’ Group met again Wednesday and we discussed several essays as well as our beginning novels. We’ve selected two new contests to enter.

The Writer’s Digest Your Story Contest looks intriguing:writersdigest

Every other month, Writer’s Digest presents a creative challenge for fun and prizes. We’ll provide a short, open-ended prompt. In turn, you’ll submit a short story based on that prompt. The winner will receive publication in an upcoming issue of Writer’s Digest.

This Month’s Prompt: Write a short story, of 750 words or fewer, that begins with the following sentence: I knew it was a mistake the moment it was over.

You can be funny, poignant, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your story.

The deadline is November 24th. Not to serve too much on our plates, along with writing daily for the NaNoWriMo novel writing goal (and working day jobs), we’re also going to enter try to make the early-bird deadline for the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition:

We’re looking for short stories! Think you can write a winning story in less than 1,500 words? Enter the 15th 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! The winning entries will be on display in the 15th 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

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

Early-Bird Entry Deadline: November 17, 2014

There’s lots to accomplish and very little time, but the goal is to write, write, write.



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